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Man Driving Drunk Hits Several Cars and Injures Two in Wilmington, NC

A car accident in New Hanover County,North Carolina (NC), has sent three people to the hospital. According to, the crash happened on 17th Street in downtown Wilmington, where an eyewitness said the driver from Castle Hayne rear-ended one vehicle and push it nto other parked cars. One of those vehicles rolled over onto the lawn of a home.

Witnesses also stated that the driver sped away before causing another wreck. Altogether, six cars were involved in the two crashes. Two people were transported to the hospital for the treatment of injuries.

The at-fault driver was booked by the Wilmington Police Department on charges of driving while intoxicated (DWI), reckless driving, driving with a rvoked license, hit and run, and failre to wear a seat belt.

Crashes like this in North Carolina or anywhere else illustrate the damage that can occur when someone drinks and drives. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have laws making it a crime to drive with a blood alcohol concentration at or above .08. Driving while intoxicated slows reaction time and impairs coordination. 

As North Carolina personal injury attorneys, my colleagues and I have handled many car accident cases. Following one rear-end collsion, the firm assisted our client in receiving a settlement for $600,000.  
To learn more about what to do when you or a loved one gets hurt in a car accident that results in death or serious injuries, check out our library of online articles that address these issues.

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