An 18 year old driver, along with one of his passengers, also 18, remains hospitalized in critical condition after a crash caused by the driver’s speeding. The accident occurred on College Avenue, Shelby. Police report that the green Honda the pair were in, along with a third passenger, was driving 70 mph in a 55 mph zone, when the driver lost control, crossed the center line and struck another vehicle.
According to a report in the Shelby Star, the driver did not own the vehicle and was not authorized to use it. He has been charged with reckless driving and not having an operator’s license. The impact of the crash to the car was so severe that first responders needed to cut the roof off in order to extricate the two passengers from the back of the Honda. The three passengers in the other vehicle were also injured.
The North Carolina Lawyer Perspective:
The long-tem effects of this accident to the victims, and their families, could be very painful and very expensive. Although the driver has been criminally charged, there could still be civil liabilities he may be responsible for. The victims should consult with a North Carolina personal injury attorney about filing a claim for compensation for pain and loss caused by this driver.
College Avenue, Shelby, NC
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