Car accidents are unfortunate and complicated events. Vehicles can be turned into hunks of twisted metal, drivers and passengers can suffer severe injuries, and recovering from the incident can take much more of a toll than many people anticipate. Unfortunately, in many cases, a car crash could be prevented if drivers avoid negligent or reckless behaviors.
Sadly, a recent collision in North Carolina was reported as having serious outcomes after two vehicles hit head-on. The report indicated that the following individuals were involved:
- A 22-year-old driver who suffered fatal injuries
- A 20-year-old driver who suffered serious injuries
- A 20-year-old passenger who suffered serious injuries
The accident apparently occurred when the 22-year-old driver was traveling westbound and failed to remain in the correct lane of travel. After crossing the center turning lane, his vehicle collided with a vehicle heading east, which was carrying the two 20-year-old individuals. It was not mentioned whether drugs or alcohol may have played a role in the crash, but additional details on contributing factors may be released at a later time as investigations are likely still underway.
Though the driver considered at fault in this North Carolina car crash suffered fatal injuries, the surviving parties may still have legal options available to them for seeking compensation. Serious injuries are not easy to recover from, and both parties could face substantial medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Filing personal injury claims against the decedent’s estate may be worth considering if pursuing monetary restitution seems warranted.