What Happened:

A car was driving on US 17 South near River Bend, North Carolina, when the driver lost control. She ran off the road onto the shoulder, slid sideways, flew into the median, and flipped the car several times. The passenger in the car was thrown from the vehicle and died. The car came to a stop on its roof in the southbound lanes of US 17.

The driver of the car, Melissa Dinsmore, also was injured. Police stated that speed was a factor in the crash and charges are pending against the driver.

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Perspective:

This sad accident indicates just how dangerous it can be to drive too fast. All drivers should remember to obey posted speed limits, and to never be in a hurry when driving. Or tragic results can happen.

The family of the deceased may want to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. The driver of the car could be held liable in a wrongful death suit in North Carolina.

For More Information:

Read our helpful guide on North Carolina car accidents.

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