Three young men, including an 18 year old and a 19 year old who graduated from high school about a month earlier, lost their lives when the car they were riding in ran off Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh, North Carolina (NC), late on the night of July 28, 2012. The car struck a tree, and the driver and his two passengers died at the scene.
Police do not know why the 21-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway near the intersection with Battle Bridges Road. Authorities are awaiting results of drug and alcohol tests while further investigating the crash.
The North Carolina Wrongful Death Lawyers' Perspective
If blood analyses rule out drunk or drugged driving as the cause of the fatal accident, police must then look for evidence of distracted driving, drowsy driving and mechanical failure. As North Carolina attorneys who have represented families in numerous wrongful death cases, we know that anything from intoxication to using a cell phone to a having a tire blow out can cause a driver to wreck. We also know that anyone affected by injuries or deaths resulting from a driver's loss of control can have grounds for seeking compensation.
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