A car crash in Taylorsville, NC, on September 14 left one person dead and another critically injured.
Authorities say the accident happened on NC 16 in Alexander County, near the Catawba County line around 1:45 PM, when a 2002 Dodge Durango crossed the centerline and struck a 1992 Toyota Camry head on. Steve Ray Yoder, 73, of Hickory, was driving the Toyota and died from his injuries at the scene. A passenger in the Toyota was also rushed to an area hospital by a helicopter and was “critically injured.”
The driver and a passenger in the Dodge Durango were taken to a hopsital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities say that charges are pending as their investigation into the accident continues.
Head-on crashes can have many causes. The most common is distracted driving, followed by driving while tired, failing to adjust driving for weather conditions, using poor techniques when passing another vehicle, driving under the influence, and ignoring traffic lights or signs. Driving carefully and obeying traffic laws can help reduce the risk of an accident.
If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.
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Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.