One man is dead and three others, including a child, are in the hospital recovering from serious injuries after a car accident in Dunn, North Carolina (NC).
Roy English, a 78-year-old man from Wallace, was traveling through the intersection of North Carolina Highway 55 and Highway 242 when a Dodge truck, driven by Joseph Bayfden, ran a stop sign and struck Roy English’s car. Shortly after the initial collision, another vehicle crashed in to English’s car and the Dodge truck caught fire.
Tragically, Roy English and his wife Robbie English were transported to WakeMed hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina (NC) where Roy English died as a result of injuries sustained in the car accident. Robbie English is still at WakeMed hospital recovering from serious injuries. Joseph Bayfden and his child were also taken to WakeMed hospital where they are recovering. Two other passengers in English’s car and the passengers in the third vehicle involved in the accident were not injured.
Sadly, there is nothing Roy English could have done to avoid the car accident and it is unlikely that the driver of the third vehicle involved could have avoided hitting the accident scene.
Stop signs are far easier to miss then red traffic lights. It is also more difficult for law enforcement officers to catch violators at stop signs. Several traffic lights have had red camera lights installed that catch violators in the act even if a police officer is not looking; however, no policy exists yet for stop signs. As a driver the best thing you can do to avoid being in a car accident with someone who has run a stop sign is to use extreme caution when crossing any intersection. Remember that stop signs are not always visible to other drivers, or the driver may simply be distracted, causing them to miss the sign.
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