Speeding Driver Causes Halloween Accident, Four in Hospital

There was a violent accident on Halloween night involving a speeding driver and two other vehicles. According to MyFox8, a sport utility vehicle (SUV) was traveling along Old Castle Drive at about 8:00 p.m. and slammed into another vehicle, throwing that one into a third vehicle. Saying that he was traveling fast would be an understatement — he was traveling at 70 mph in a 35 mph zone! And all of this happened on Halloween!
You may remember, our Asheboro car accident lawyers recently reported on our North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog about the importance of driver awareness and safety on Halloween night. It’s clear some drivers didn’t get the message. The truth of the matter is that we need to keep an eye on our young ones and on pedestrians. We need to supervise our young children when they’re walking to and from the bus stop and when they’re playing outside and we need to make sure they’re properly buckled every time we get into the car.

According to officers, the man was arrested because he didn’t have a valid driver’s license. His license was suspended back in 2008 for driving under the influence. His new charges include DWI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving with a revoked license as well as careless and reckless driving.

Since arrested, he was permitted to sign a $2,000 unsecured bond.

To help drivers out with safe driving for the remainder of year and beyond, officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) are here to offer you some safe driving tips.

Safety Tips:

-Make sure you stay alert behind the wheel. Keep cell phones and other distractions out of the driver’s seat.

-Make sure that you, and everyone else in your vehicle, is properly buckled in during every car ride.

-Never drink and driving. Always have a designated driver to get you home safely.

-Follow the posted limit. Speeding increases your risks for an accident.

-Never tailgate another vehicle. Following too closely only decreases your ability to react to dangers.

-Slow it down when driving in poor weather. You always want to adjust your driving habits to match the conditions on the road.

-Make sure you leave early and allow yourself with plenty of time to get to your destination to avoid rushing.

-Try to use alternate routes during rush hour and during inclement weather. Stay off of busy roadways when possible.

If your or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident, contact Lee Law Offices, P.A. for a free and confidential consultation. Call 1-800-887-1965.

More Blog Entries:

Accidents on Highway 17 Concerning South Carolina Officials, North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog, September 29, 2012

Carolina Accident Watch: 2012 Shaping up to be Deadly Year on the Road, North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog, September 25, 2012

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