Most drivers may be aware of how dangerous it can be to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence. Unfortunately, impaired driving continues to be a prevalent issue and incidents involving similar forms of negligence have affected the lives of far too many families. Impairment is suspected as a contributing factor in a recent car accident that left two kids with injuries and claimed the life of a 4-year-old child in North Carolina.
Reports indicate that the fatal collision took place at around 1:15 p.m. on a recent Friday. Authorities say that the incident occurred as the driver of a pickup truck was waiting to navigate a left turn. Initial investigations indicate that the driver of a car reportedly failed to slow down while approaching the truck and proceeded to crash into the truck.
Reports indicate that there were three children in the truck at the time of the incident. Two of the kids suffered injuries in the process, while the third child died at the scene. Authorities have advised that impairment is suspected as a contributing factor in the crash and they say the driver of the car has been taken into custody and is facing numerous charges, including felony death by motor vehicle.
Loss of a child
The loss of a child in a car accident is something no family should have to endure, especially if the crash occurs due to the negligent actions of an impaired driver. Individuals in North Carolina who suffer such a loss may face an understandable desire for justice and they could choose to consult with an attorney for advice on their available options for legal recourse. An attorney can evaluate every aspect of a client’s situation and assist in preparing to pursue the restitution to which he or she is entitled to receive via a wrongful death claim.