While being stranded on the side of the interstate can be stressful and harrowing, sometimes it might not be possible to prevent such a scenario from occurring. Unfortunately, even if drivers are able to pull their vehicles out of the lanes of traffic, there might be no guarantee of safety. A man in North Carolina was killed after another driver veered off the interstate and crashed into his vehicle.
The crash reportedly occurred at around 1 a.m. on a recent Sunday while a man was sitting in a car that was parked off the side of the interstate. Law enforcement agents stated that upon approaching the location, the driver of a pickup truck suddenly veered off the road and crashed into the car. The crash reportedly forced both vehicles to veer off the side of a nearby embankment.
Reports indicate that the driver of the car died at the scene of the crash. While it is unclear if the driver of the truck attempted to flee the scene, authorities did state that a warrant was issued for the man’s arrest. Reports state that he eventually turned himself in and that he is facing numerous charges in relation to the incident.
Available legal avenues
When the reckless actions of another party cause a fatal car accident to occur, those who lose someone close in the process may have questions about the next steps to take to seek restitution accordingly. Individuals in North Carolina who encounter such a loss might benefit from speaking with an attorney for advice on their available legal avenues. An attorney can evaluate the situation a client is facing and assist in preparing to pursue the compensation deserved via a wrongful death claim.