In some cases, it could be hard to fathom the impact one person’s decisions could have on everyone nearby. When those decisions take place behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, the aftermath could lead to a chain reaction incident that could place the safety and lives of others at risk. A recent collision that took place after a driver ran through a red light in North Carolina has reportedly killed one person and left several others with injuries.
Reports of the crash
Law enforcement agents advised that the incident took place at around 1 p.m. on a recent Wednesday. According to reports, the incident occurred when for reasons unknown, the driver of a car suddenly ran through a red light and crossed into an intersection. Another vehicle hit the car soon thereafter and the initial impact reportedly prompted a chain reaction accident involving up to five vehicles, one of which was a tractor-trailer.
Reports indicate that the driver of the first car was pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter. Authorities also advised that up to three others involved were rushed to a nearby medical facility for treatment of injuries. No further information was available, as investigations into the accident appear to remain underway.
When collisions occur
Individuals in North Carolina who suffer serious or permanent harm in a collision may soon begin to experience various challenges in life. Following the crash, a person could choose to consult with a personal injury attorney for advice on his or her available options for legal recourse. Such guidance could help a person better prepare to pursue the compensation deserved through the appropriate channels.