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Stepbrothers Killed In Boating Accident Manslaughter Charges Follow

November 16th, 2011

Boat in the WaterProsecutors in Loup City, Nebraska have decided they have enough evidence to try Brian Packer for manslaughter in the wrongful death of two North Carolina stepbrothers.

Back in early July, 12 year old Joshua Rowley, and his 19 year old stepbrother, Matthew McAlexander, both of Kernersville, NC, were attending a family reunion in Kearney, Nebraska. Part of the festivities included tubing at Sherman Reservoir. The holiday weekend came to a tragic end when the boys were struck by a pontoon … Read more

Posted In: Wrongful Death

Intoxicated Driver Takes The Life Of Father And Son Motorcyclists

November 3rd, 2011

A tragic North Carolina Motorcycle accident has claimed the lives of a Burke County father and son. Steven Moody and his 19 year old son Kevin were killed when Amie Jo Skeen crossed the center line on Airport Rhodiss Road, hitting the motorcyclists head-on.

Skeen has been charged with Driving While Impaired and Felony Hit and Run. Investigating officers say that Skeen hit the side of one motorcycle and continued driving, and just seconds later, crashed head on into Moody’s … Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driving, Motorcycle Accidents, Wrongful Death

Deadly Weekend For North Carolina Pedestrians

October 5th, 2011

Don't walk signThree people are dead, and a fourth has been hospitalized with head trauma following 4 separate North Carolina pedestrian accidents this weekend.

Just before midnight Saturday, 27 year old Chandra Phuyel was killed when hit by a minivan as he tried to cross Central Avenue. Phuyel, who emigrated to the United States in March as part of the US Refugee Resettlement Program was reported as being deaf and mute, and is survived by his wife and three year old son.… Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents

Deadly Weekend For North Carolina Motorcyclists

September 12th, 2011

Three separate North Carolina motorcycle accidents have claimed 4 lives this weekend. A fifth person remains in critical condition.

On Saturday night, 21 year old Sharaz Osman was killed when he crashed into a vehicle making a left turn. Just prior to the crash, Osman was seen overtaking other vehicles by passing them on the right in a right turn only lane, while traveling at an increased rate of speed.

Less than one hour later, Susan Fried was killed when … Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

4 Year Old In Critical Condition After Ejection From Vehicle

September 7th, 2011

A North Carolina car accident has left a child in critical condition after being ejected from a vehicle. Four year old Gilbert Garcia Torres was thrown from a vehicle Sunday morning when a Toyota Camry hit a Ford Explorer so hard that it came to a rest on its side, with the ejected child trapped beneath it. Bystanders were able to lift the SUV off the child.

Police are still investigating and trying to determine how the child was ejected. … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Seatbelt

Child Passenger Safety Week September 18 24 2011

September 7th, 2011

The Charlotte, North Carolina car accident attorneys at Auger & Auger remind you that North Carolina Law requires that drivers and all passengers of a motor vehicle wear seatbelts, and that children under the age of 8 must be properly restrained in an appropriate car seat.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared the week of September 18-24, 2011 as Child Passenger Safety Week. According to Seatcheck.org, up to 70% of car seats are not properly installed. … Read more

Posted In: Seatbelt

Fayetteville Police Department Suspends Use Of Tasers Following Death Of Defendant

September 1st, 2011

One month after the family of North Carolina wrongful death victim, Darryl Turner, was awarded $10 million, a Fayetteville man has died after being Tased by police.

On August 25, Michael Evens was seen acting in an erratic manner and was allegedly trying to jump into the path of vehicles in the roadway. Police attempted to arrest Evans, and when he resisted, a Taser was used. Following the stun by Taser, Evans collapsed. He was taken to Cape Fear Valley … Read more

Posted In: Wrongful Death

Day After 10 Dollar Million Wrongful Death Verdict Another Charlotte Man Dies After Taser By Cmpd

July 22nd, 2011

Just hours after a jury awarded $10 million to North Carolina wrongful death victim, Darryl Turner, another Charlotte man died after being tasered by police.

Lorenzo Williams, who an acquaintance described as having a prior criminal history that included assault on a female, among other charges, was pronounced dead shortly after being tasered by police while he was in the process of beating a woman.

Although the police use of the taser against Williams appeared to be justified, Charlotte Mecklenburg … Read more

Posted In: Wrongful Death

10 Dollar Million Verdict In Taser Death

July 21st, 2011

Taser.bmp The family of North Carolina wrongful death victim, Darryl Turner, was awarded $10 million after a jury found that there was a great risk of cardiac arrest if a taser was discharged into the chest area near the heart, that Taser International knew of the risk, and that Taser International failed to so warn its users.

In March, 2008, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police were summoned to the Food Lion where Turner was working in order to remove Turner from the premises. … Read more

Posted In: Wrongful Death

Pair Of Tractor Trailer Accidents Claim Several Lives

July 15th, 2011

Speeding Semi TruckA pair of North Carolina tractor trailer accidents claimed several lives on June 30.

Thursday, June 30 was a deadly day on North Carolina’s highways. The first North Carolina truck accident occurred just before 10am on I85 in Orange County and actually involved 2 separate truck accidents. The first tractor trailer accident occurred when a tractor trailer was speeding along I85 south and lost control and flipped. As the result of that accident, traffic on I85 was backed up for … Read more

Posted In: Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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