At around 3 am on June 24, 2012, a car crossed over the median of U.S.17 in Onslow County, North Carolina (NC), near Holly Ridge, and struck another vehicle. The at-fault driver was killed in the accident, as was a passenger in the vehicle he hit. Both men died at the scene. The the other driver was taken to the hospital with injuries, along with another injured passenger.
The North Carolina Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
The late hour of the crash, combined with the evidence that the at-fault driver crossed over the median, indicates that the man was likely drowsy, drunk or drugged at the time of the accident. Drowsy driving can be just as, if not more, dangerous than driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The victims should consult with a North Carolina car accident attorney to weigh their options. Just because the at-fault driver was killed in the crash does not mean the victims cannot seek compensation for their losses. A claim could potentially be filed against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy to recover medical costs, lost wages and damages for pain and suffering.
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