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Distracted Driver Causes Fatal Car Accident In Charlotte North Carolina

February 11th, 2011

Ji Sheng Lu and his daughter, Jing Lu, were killed Wednesday morning in a Charlotte, North Carolina car accident involving a distracted driver. Ms. Lu’s one-year old son, who was in a stroller, suffered serious injuries. The family was walking in their Charlotte neighborhood when Sharai Marie Bauer, driving on Corsica Forest Drive, took her eyes off the road to reach to the floorboard to recover something that had fallen. Witnesses told Charlotte Mecklenburg Police that the car swerved … Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driver, Pedestrian Accidents, Wrongful Death

Drunk Driver Was Also Texting At Time Of Crash

February 9th, 2011

NASCAR driver Michael Annett rear-ended another car in a Mooresville, North Carolina car accident. Annett admitted to police that he was distracted, and that he was texting on his cell phone while driving. Further investigation found that Annett had also been drinking and a breath alcohol test found him to have an alcohol level of 0.32% which is four times the legal limit.

This is not the first time Annett has caused a car accident while texting. According to … Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driver, Drunk Driver

Bicyclist Killed By Drunk Driver

January 31st, 2011

Charlotte, North Carolina drunk driver Stephen Lance Helms has been charged with Driving While Impaired, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Second Degree Murder in the hit-and-run death of cyclist Roy Dean Mittelsteadt.

Mittelsteadt was riding his bike on Rocky River Road on his way home from work Thursday night when he was struck by Helms, who fled the scene. A passing motorist discovered Mittelsteadt on the side of the road and called police. Investigators then alerted area police departments … Read more

Posted In: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Drunk Driver, Wrongful Death

Another Child Mauled By Pit Bull

January 26th, 2011

Attacks by pit bulls increased by 20% in Mecklenburg County in 2009. Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control reported 208 pit bull bites in 2009. The next closest breed was the Labrador Retriever with 152 bites, followed by German Sheperds and Chows.

Another child was recently the victim of a dog bite, this time a pit bull mix. The child is recovering from his dog bite in Charlotte, North Carolina at Carolinas Medical Center. Seven year old John Ellis … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Dog Shot After Attacking 2 Year Old

January 24th, 2011

The mother of a 2 year old girl shot a pit bull after it bit the child in the face, and then turned on the girl’s father.

The little girl is now extensively scarred on the left side of her face, and might need to undergo facial reconstructive surgery.

The mother, Tasheka Beatty, who had been minding the dog for a friend, was charged with animal cruelty. Ms. Beatty took full responsibility for her actions and stated, “I just think … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Child Hospitalized Following Pit Bull Attack

January 17th, 2011

One day after the tragic death of 5 year old Makayla Woodard, a 10 year old South Carolina girl was viciously attacked by a pit bull while walking home from neighbor Jennifer Barnes’ house.

When the victim’s uncle arrived at the scene of the attack, he found the dogs ripping the girl’s arms apart. Investigators discovered that the neighbor, Barnes, was not at home at the time of the attack, but that her 3 pit bulls were loose … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Pit Bulls Attack And Kill Union County Child Grandmother Seriously Injured

January 14th, 2011

A 5 year old Union County girl was viciously attacked and killed, and her grandmother seriously injured, in a dog attack involving 2 pit bulls owned by her neighbors

Makayla Woodard was walking through her neighbors yard on her way to her own backyard, when she was savagely attacked by two pit bulls, who neighbors say have gotten loose at least once before. Police confirm that the owners had just recently been warned to keep the dogs locked up. Her … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Child In Critical Condition Following Pit Bull Attack Grandmother Also Attacked

January 10th, 2011

In a vicious attack, a 6 year old boy from Mint Hill, North Carolina was bitten by a family member’s pit bull.

The child was visiting at his grandmother’s house when he was attacked while walking from his grandmother’s house to his aunt’s house, right next door. Upon hearing the screaming child, the boy’s mother and aunt emerged from the house and found the dog on top of the child. After his mother pulled the dog off of him, … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Felony Charges For North Carolina Woman With Blood Alcohol Content Nearly 3 Times Legal Limit

January 10th, 2011

A North Carolina woman was found to have a blood alcohol content of .22%, almost 3 times the legal limit. Kimberly Ricks of Greensboro was involved in a minor traffic accident in West Seneca, New York, and fled the scene. Police caught up with Ricks who was driving with her 11 year old son in the car.

Our Charlotte, North Carolina car accident attorneys have discussed on several occasions (It’s Time North Carolina Adopts New Yorks Child Passenger Protection Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver

Charlotte Woman Injured In Crash With Cop

January 7th, 2011

A woman from Charlotte, North Carolina was seriously injured when she was t-boned by a speeding police car that was not operating its siren or blue lights.

If an officer is going to exceed the speed limit during a pursuit, State Law requires the officer to activate their sirens and lights. In this Charlotte, North Carolina car wreck, the innocent victim had the right-of-way when she was struck by the CMPD officer, who was traveling 45mph in a 35mph … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents
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