2 Recent Charlotte, North Carolina Truck Accidents Allegedly Caused by Drunken Drivers

July 17, 2010, by Michael A. DeMayo

A Belmont man was killed in a Charlotte, North Carolina truck accident on Thursday when his vehicle was pushed in front of a tractor-trailer by another auto. The driver of that vehicle, 28-year-old Demaris Goodson, is charged with driving while intoxicated. Other charges may be filed against him once he gets out of the hospital.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the victim, Maurice McDowell, died at the Charlotte, North Carolina car accident site on Brookshire Boulevard. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

Records show that Goodson has committed several traffic violations in the past, including the offenses of speeding and reckless driving. All cases, however, were waived or dismissed.

In another alleged drunk driver-related accident on Thursday, motorist Arthur Bidgood was going the wrong way on I-77 when he was involved in a Charlotte, North Carolina automobile accident with a paint truck and a tractor-trailer. The driver of the pickup truck reportedly jackknifed as it tried to avoid hitting Bidgood’s vehicle and was rear-ended by the semi-truck.

Bidgood is charged with reckless driving, driving while impaired, and driving the wrong way.

Our Charlotte, North Carolina personal injury law firm cannot stress enough how dangerous it is to drive while drunk. Drunk driving accidents are preventable accidents that would not have happened if only the drunken motorist had either decided not to drink or had opted to stay off the road.

We know how hard it is to have to live without your loved one and to cope with the fact that he/she was killed in such a senseless manner. We also know how devastating it can be to be the one left with catastrophic injuries because another driver was drunk.

Drunk driver going the wrong way on I-77 causes accident, WBTV, July 15, 2010

Driver faces DWI charge after fatal wreck, Charlotte Observer, July 16, 2010

Related Web Resources:
North Carolina Department of Transportation

US Department of Transportation


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