Those who choose to drive after consuming drugs or alcohol place themselves and everyone else on the road at risk. Impaired drivers usually exhibit slower reaction times, and they often swerve in and out of their lanes as they struggle to maintain control over their vehicles. Their actions can lead to serious crashes involving other vehicles, and many times, the occupants of the other cars suffer severe or fatal injuries as a result. Such seems to be the case in a recent two-car crash in North Carolina that seriously injured the other driver. The alleged at-fault driver was arrested under suspicion of DWI.
Around 8 p.m., Monday, June 6, police responded to an accident on Skylark Road in Winston-Salem. There, they found a Jeep overturned and on fire. The vehicle’s driver, a woman of unspecified age, was trapped in the Jeep. Emergency crews extracted her from the wreckage, and she was flown to a medical center with injuries described as serious.
The driver of the other vehicle, which was not identified in the report, was a 33-year-old man. Apparently, he crossed over the center line and collided with the woman’s Jeep head-on. The man also suffered serious injuries in the crash. He is also facing charges for DWI and other charges.
Right to compensation
In North Carolina and all other states, innocent accident victims reserve the right to pursue compensation for damages they suffered in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Considering the man is facing criminal charges in connection with to crash, that information can be used as evidence in a personal injury claim, should the woman elect to go that route. If so, she can increase her chances of obtaining the best outcome possible by working closely with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.