One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a CAT5 bus on Thursday, October 21.
Authorities say the crash occurred shortly after noon Thursday on Mount Holly Road at I-485. Derwin Lewis, 22, was driving east on Mount Holly Road when he turned left toward the I-485 on-ramp and hit a CATS bus traveling west. Both vehicles received extensive front-end damage.
Sadly, a passenger in Lewis’ vehicle was seriously injured, and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Lewis and several passengers on the bus were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
Lewis was later arrested and charged with DWI, felony death by motor vehicle and failure to yield the right of way.
Unfortunately, DWI accidents are not uncommon in North Carolina. In fact, a total of 11,345 DWI collisions were reported in the last year in the state, accounting for a total of 7,602 injuries and 411 deaths. Overall, DWI accidents in North Carolina make up about 28.5% of all reported traffic deaths, with more than half of fatal collisions happening due to lane departure.
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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.