Recent North Carolina Car Accidents Result in Multiple Injuries and One Death

August 13, 2009, by Michael A. DeMayo

In North Carolina, eight people were hurt at around 4:30 this morning in a southwest Charlotte multi-vehicle collision at the South Tryon Street and Billy Graham Parkway intersection. Fortunately, none of the injuries appear to be life threatening, but all of the car accident victims were taken to local hospitals.

Also early this morning, a 20-year-old woman was killed and at least three people were hurt in a single-car collision in Burlington. Amber Rose Delac was driving a 2003 Ford Mustang on Lindley Mill Road when her vehicle crossed the center line. Delac, a Graham resident, tried to maneuver her vehicle back to her lane but overcorrected and lost control of the car, striking a ditch.

The car rolled over. Delac, who was not using a seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle before getting stuck under the vehicle. North Carolina police pronounced her dead at the Burlington, North Carolina car accident site.

Police say that Delac was distracted when she crossed the center line and that skid marks on the road indicate that she was drive at least 10 miles above the 55-mph speed limit. Three of the passengers riding in the car with Delac sustained injuries. A fourth passenger was taken to the hospital as a precaution. One of the vehicle occupants, 19-year-old Joseph Delac, broke his finger in the North Carolina car crash. None of the vehicle occupants had been wearing seat belts.

North Carolina Car Accident Lawsuits
It is frustrating and painful enough to get injured in a car accident, let alone one that was caused by another party’s negligence or carelessness. As the injured victim, you will likely have to disrupt your life, placing it on hold in certain ways while you take time off from work and other commitments to recover from your injuries. You may also have to contend with additional expenses, such as medical bills, rehabilitation cost, car repair expenses, and lost wages that you did not account for when budgeting your finances.

It is important that you speak with a Charlotte, North Carolina car accident lawyer to determine whether you have grounds for claiming personal injury recovery from the liable party.

Woman killed, 4 passengers receive minor injuries in morning wreck, The Times News, August 13, 2009

8 hurt in overnight wreck, Charlotte Observer, August 13, 2009

Related Web Resources:
Car Accidents: Proving Fault, Nolo

Car Accident Overview, Justia