In North Carolina and elsewhere, most people drive safely and in accordance with the rules of the road. Sometimes however, despite their best efforts at staying safe, drivers can still become involved in motor vehicle accidents due the recklessness or negligence of other drivers on the road. When this occurs, those adversely affected reserve the right to pursue civil claims against the driver believed to have been at fault in an attempt at recovering damages.
2-car crash in north Charlotte
Just before 8 p.m. on Friday, March 25, officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to a two-car accident on the north side of town. A 32-year-old woman had been driving her Volkswagen Passat on Caldwell Road near the intersection of Back Creek Church Road when she apparently lost control going around a curve. Officers found her unresponsive in her wrecked vehicle, and medics declared her dead at the scene.
Also involved was an Audi A6. Police say the woman hit the Audi when trying to regain control of her car, where she broached the center line and struck the driver’s side of the car. The report did not identify the driver of the Audi, but he or she was taken to a local medical center for treatment of unspecified injuries. Authorities also confirmed the Audi driver was not intoxicated and was wearing a seatbelt. The deceased woman driving the Volkswagen was apparently not wearing a seatbelt, and results of toxicology testing are pending.
Although the accident is still under investigation, the report states how authorities believe the crash happened, which was a result of the 32-year-old woman’s overcorrecting after losing control of her car for some reason. Furthermore, pending toxicology test may indicate the woman was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Regardless, the injured driver of the Audi likely has enough evidence to sue the deceased woman’s estate in an attempt at recovering damages. He or she will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in North Carolina for assistance.