It is perhaps only fitting that December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. The holiday season is the time when almost all gatherings of people in North Carolina and elsewhere include the serving of alcohol, typically leading to increased numbers of motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, many of them leave victims with catastrophic injuries or worse.
At this time of the year, many people of all ages in North Carolina and other states start to feel the excitement of the holidays. Alcoholic drinks are offered at house parties and other gatherings, and the numbers of impaired drivers rise significantly. Unfortunately, some of the drivers are underage and inexperienced, increasing the risks of motor vehicle accidents and resulting injuries and deaths.
Following the tragic death of another driver, a 38-year-old North Carolina man might face a civil lawsuit along with criminal charges that could put him in prison for many years. The number of motor vehicle accidents that involve alcohol and drug impairment is frightening, resulting in the loss of many innocent lives. On a recent Tuesday afternoon, a 39-year-old day care van driver lost her life in such an accident.
Criminal charges were filed against a tractor-trailer driver who allegedly caused a devastating, fatal crash. A North Carolina family was traveling home from a vacation when they were involved in the multi-vehicle accident. None of them survived. These types of motor vehicle accidents can be especially difficult for surviving family members, who must shoulder the burden of financial damages while also processing their grief.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is often a peaceful area for North Carolina drivers to enjoy a slower pace and scenic view. Sadly, an out-of-state teen lost her life when the vehicle she was in crashed somewhere along this stretch of road. Authorities say that the driver of the vehicle may have been speeding, which is a common factor in many motor vehicle accidents.