A recent North Carolina car accident that happened during a high speed police chase has left a grandmother and an 11 year old child dead. North Carolina State Highway Patrol acknowledges that Trooper J.D. Goodnight had initially been traveling at a speed of 120mph, and was traveling at 95mph at the time of impact, without his siren blaring. Notwithstanding this admission, an investigation by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol Collision Reconstruction Unit says that Sandra Allmond, the grandmother that was killed, was the one at fault for causing the accident.
A private engineering firm prepared a second report for use by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in anticipation of legal action by families of the decedents, however, this report will not be made public.
Back in May, our Charlotte, North Carolina car accident attorneys reported in our blog that just three days before this tragic crash, a Raleigh television station released a report indicating that North Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers crashed their vehicles at a rate of 7 wrecks per week during the 2009 calendar year, averaging one crash per day.