A woman from Salisbury, North Carolina was driving a white Plymouth near the NC 153 intersection west of Landis, when she crossed the center line for unknown reasons. She slammed head on into a Chevrolet pickup truck. The driver of the Plymouth died at the scene, and her nine year-old daughter was injured.
The pickup driver and passenger were injured and taken to a nearby hospital. One of them reportedly suffered a broken femur and was in stable condition.
North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Perspective:
While it is unclear what caused this terrible, tragic wreck, distracted driving may have been a cause. Distracted driving killed more than 3,000 people on American roads in 2010. Many of those crashes were due to texting and cell phone use while driving. This tragic wreck is a good reminder for all drivers to remember that all it takes is a few seconds’ inattention while driving to cause terrible injuries or death. Always keep your attention on the road while the car is in motion.
Also, keep in mind that scientific research on talking on a cell phone while driving shows that it reduces your motorist reaction time as much as having a blood alcohol level of .08.
If you have been injured in a head on crash or in a distracted driving accident, we urge you to seek experienced, personal injury lawyer advice so that you can win the largest possible financial settlement. A law firm with experience in winning $1 million settlements for car accident victims is the type of lawyer you want working for you in court.
For More Information:
Read about how our North Carolina personal injury lawyers won a $1 million settlement in a case in Virginia. There, the driver did not yield right of way to a vehicle that went straight, which led to serious injuries.