Two people were killed and a third was critically injured in a car accident on I-40 in Raleigh, NC. A woman driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of the highway struck a small truck, killing herself and Job Hernandez, a passenger in the truck. The driver, Natanael Hernandez, suffered very serious injuries. The crash occurred on Sunday, July 15, 2012, around 2:30 in the morning.
The North Carolina Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
Drivers can end up driving the wrong way for a variety of reasons. Because this car crash happened very early in the morning, it is possible that the driver who caused the crash was tired and got confused when she entered the highway. Or it is possible her driving ability was impaired by drugs are alcohol. Whatever the reason, she allegedly caused a head-on collision, one of the deadliest types of car wrecks. Because the cars hit each other going around 65 mph each, the combined speed was about 130 mph on impact.
The families of Job and Natanael Hernandez have suffered a tragic loss of one family member, and face an uphill battle of recovery for another. During this time of grief and healing, the family may want to contact a North Carolina car accident attorney to keep track of the details, file any insurance claims, and take any legal action that may become necessary.
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Losing a loved one in an accident, especially a child or teen, can be devastating. Our North Carolina wrongful death attorneys have written an informative wrongful death report for those who have experienced this pain and are wondering what to do next.
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Additional information regarding this subject can also be found on our wrongful death frequently asked questions webpage. The families of these men have our sympathy and we would welcome the opportunity to help them any way we can.