A single-car collision in Greensboro, NC left a 20-year-old woman dead on Saturday, July 3.
Greensboro authorities say they were notified and responded to the scene around 2:25 AM. The crash happened on West Washington Street near the intersection with South Spring Street. A Mercedes-Benz C330 was near the intersection when the driver, a 22-year-old Greensboro woman, lost control of the vehicle. This sent the Mercedes off the roadway, where it collided with a school in the 300 block of South Spring Street before coming to a stop.
Sadly, a passenger in the vehicle, 20-year-old Makieya Rae Smith, of Winston-Salem, died at the scene. The driver and two other passengers were seriously injured and were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police are still investigating the accident, but say they believe speed and alcohol were factors.
Unfortunately, impaired driving accounts for almost 30 percent of total car accident fatalities in the state. In 2018 alone, there were 421 alcohol-related driving fatalities in North Carolina. Drivers should always plan a way to get home safely when drinking out.
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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.