A tragic accident on Thursday, April 1, left one woman dead and the driver of the other vehicle charged due to the accident.
Officials say the crash happened on N.C. 41, about 8:43 AM, near Barnhill Road. A Chevrolet SUV that was moving north on N.C. 41 crossed the centerline and collided with a Ford passenger vehicle that was heading south.
Sadly, Sara Dowd, 33, died in the crash. The other driver, Daniel Robinson, 27, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
Accidents, where vehicles cross the centerline, can be deadly and may have several different causes. Sometimes they’re related to drug or alcohol use, while in others, a tired driver may have simply fallen asleep at the wheel. They may also happen due to reckless driving, or in rare cases, a driver swerving to avoid a sudden obstacle in the road. Motorists are advised to drive carefully, arrange a designated driver if they will be drinking, and pull over if they’re feeling sleepy. These steps can help avoid some of the common situations that cause vehicles to cross the centerline.
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.
For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary losses.
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.