A 2006 Ford was going south on North Carolina Highway 410 when it crossed the center line and slammed head on into a GMC pickup traveling northbound. The driver of the GMC, Howard McQueen, died from severe injuries. The status of the at-fault driver is not known at this time.
The crash happened in Columbus County, North Carolina, and the accident is still being investigated.
North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Perspective:
According to government statistics, about 80% of head on crashes occur on rural roads. It could be that many head on crashes in these situations are due to people trying to pass another vehicle. Or, perhaps they are not paying close attention to the road. In any case, it is very important to make sure that there is no oncoming traffic when you cross the center line for any reason on a two lane road.
If you have been involved in a wreck due to a head on crash or other serious car accident in North Carolina, or lost a loved one in such a tragic case, you should speak to a qualified personal injury attorney with a proven record in reaching major settlements for car accident victims. Head on crashes can cause severe injuries and death, and the injured and their families are often entitled to financial compensation for their suffering.