In Shelby Saturday afternoon, a 34-year-old driver was driving a Buick LeSabre recklessly on a busy street while trying to avoid police. Police spotted Demetrist Lendell Roberts speeding on Dixon Boulevard about 1 p.m. They began to pursue Roberts, but stopped due to the heavy vehicle and foot traffic. Roberts continued to flee and ran a red light. He struck a Ford Taurus in the intersection. The impact ejected a twelve year old boy and killed the adult passengers in … Read more
Record lows, snow, and ice gripped North Carolina over the past couple of days. The lows dropped to the single digits, something unprecedented within recent years. Fayetteville and Raleigh came very close to breaking their own record lows. The temps in Raleigh were the lowest since a snowstorm in 2000.
The roads were iced over, making it difficult for drivers in eastern and central North Carolina. The ice and snow didn’t just hit North Carolina. It was widespread all over … Read more
In the early hours of a week day morning, a retired man from North Carolina crossed the center line and collided with an SUV, first grazing a tractor trailer and then hitting the SUV straight on. Both the man and driver of the SUV died at the scene of the accident. The man was driving the wrong way on Interstate 26, and it is believed that he was confused about several things, including his direction of travel. The driver had … Read more
A woman from Person County was killed last week after her car crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. She collided with a truck carrying a teenage driver and three passengers who were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Authorities closed the North Carolina road for several hours to investigate, but the cause of the crash remained unknown at the time of the reporting.
Head on collisions, like the one described above are terrifying and can cause substantial … Read more
Two pedestrian car accidents marked the end of March in North Carolina. One gentleman was killed by a van and another man was hit by a car while walking to work. The North Carolina Highway Patrol has investigated 497 pedestrian accidents over the last five years, 88 of which involved fatalities. Inattentiveness has been a common factor for both the pedestrian and the driver.
Pedestrians hit by a vehicle can sustain a variety of injuries that can leave the injured … Read more
In early February the North Carolina driver of a moped was killed when he merged into the left lane of traffic, behind a semi tractor-trailer. His moped clipped the tail end of the trailer and lost control. The moped driver was not licensed or registered, but under current North Carolina law you do not have to be registered or insured. The North Carolina General Assembly is considering a bill that would require moped owners to register their moped and carry … Read more