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Passenger Killed in Drunk Driving Crash in Chalotte, NC

A drunk driving accident on Bellhaven Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina (NC), left an SUV passenger dead and several others in the vehicle badly injured. According to WCCB-V Fox Charlotte, the driver of a 2000 Ford Expedition sideswiped another vehicle before going off the road, becoming airborne and colliding with a brick wall.

The driver and four other passengers were transported to a hospital with injuries following te crash, and the driver is being charged with DWI and could faces a felony death by vehicle charge. Speed, as well as alcohol use, is suspected to have been a factor in causing the accident.

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The family of the victim who was killed and the injured passengers should contact a personal injury lawyer in North Carolina to determine their legal options for receiving compensation from the at-fault driver. Simply because the at-fault driver is facing criminal charges does not preclude them from pursuing a civil claim.

To learn about what types of damages are available in a personal injury or wrongful death action, take a look at this article written by an experienced injury attorney in North Carolina.


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