While waiting in line to order lunch at a fast-food restaurant, most individuals might not be aware of the potential dangers that could rest nearby. Even with concrete or brick walls in place, such barriers might not always be sufficient to stave off danger should a fast-moving vehicle veer off course. One person was killed and three others suffered injuries during a recent car accident in which a vehicle crashed into a building in North Carolina.
According to reports, authorities responded to the scene of the incident just after 1 p.m. on a recent Friday. They say the accident took place as several individuals were ordering food at a popular drive-in restaurant. For reasons unknown, the driver of a nearby vehicle lost control and veered off course before crashing into the side of the building and hitting at least four customers.
Reports indicate that one of the individuals suffered fatal harm and passed away at the scene. Up to three others suffered injuries and were taken to nearby hospitals for medical care, one of whom was airlifted from the scene. An investigation into the incident remains underway and will likely seek to determine what might have caused the driver of the vehicle to veer off course and create a dangerous situation.
After the crash
Regardless of how it occurs, a car accident could run the unfortunate risk of leaving those involved with permanent injuries or leaving surviving family members struggling to accept an untimely loss. The idea of dealing with injury or loss may be even more difficult to accept should the incident come as a result of another party’s negligent decisions. Individuals in North Carolina who experience such circumstances could find it helpful to consult with an attorney for guidance on the next steps to take to seek restitution in civil court and assistance in navigating the process.