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North Carolina (NC) Paramedic Killed In Head-On Collision by Drowsy Driver

There is nothing worse for police, EMS or an EMT than to arrive on the scene of an accident where a fellow first responder has been injured or killed. Tragically this is exactly what happened to an off duty paramedic, Merle Faucett, who had just gotten off of his shift in Granville, North Carolina (NC) on Saturday when he was killed in a head-on collision.   


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He was driving on Highway 96 on his way to Duke University when a Ford Focus crossed the median and slammed into his motorcycle head-on. The driver of the Ford fell asleep behind the wheel and will now be charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. To compound his families sorrow Faucett was on the way to Duke University because his mother had just suffered a massive heart attack.

This terrible accident is a stark reminder that
driving drowsy is just as dangerous as driving drunk. We believe very strongly that you can be an ethical and a conscientious injury lawyer and that people notice. We've had injured clients in the medical field including EMT's and paramedics.

This is such an ironic and tragic situation that a paramedic who gave so much of his own life to save others in these situations had his life cut short because of a negligent driver. As a North Carolina (NC) wrongful death attorney we have seen the pain and suffering these sudden deaths take on the deceased's loved ones. We understand and are very sorry for your loss. His family may want to consider pursuing a wrongful death claim.



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