While riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle, a person may have little to no control over the actions or decisions of the driver. Should the driver exhibit dangerous or reckless behavior, the lives of everyone within the vehicle may be placed at risk in the process. Two individuals were killed during a recent car accident that took place after a driver veered off the road and hit a tree in North Carolina.
Single vehicle crash
According to reports, law enforcement agents responded to a call about a single-vehicle crash on a recent Sunday night. While few details about the incident were provided, reports indicate that it took place when the driver of a car lost control and veered off the road. The car struck a tree soon thereafter, and the impact of the crash reportedly caused the vehicle to erupt in flames.
Emergency responders advised that one of the occupants died at the scene of the crash. They indicated that the other person was trapped within the vehicle in the process and succumbed to his or injuries and passed away later on. No further details were provided as to what might have caused the crash to occur. Such incidents may take place under various scenarios, and in some cases, it could take little more than a moment of distraction or fatigue for disaster to strike.
Loss of a family member
The untimely loss of a loved one in a car accident involving a negligent driver can be a difficult thing to accept. Families in North Carolina who suffer loss under similar scenarios may choose to consult with legal counsel for advice on their available options for legal recourse. In doing so, a person may obtain much needed guidance on the next steps to take to seek the restitution entitled and assistance in preparing for every step of the subsequent process.