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Drunk Teenager Causes Fatal Wreck

March 18th, 2011

Police have identified 18 year-old Chahid Omar Solamen as the driver in a one car accident in Greenville, North Carolina that left one person dead, and three hospitalized. An unknown fifth person walked away from the wreckage.

Solamen has been charged with Driving While Impaired, and more charges will likely follow due to the death of one of the passengers. At least three of the passengers were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle.

In 2009, over … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver, Teenage Drivers, Wrongful Death

Update Alcohol Was Factor In Crash

March 18th, 2011

On March 15, our North Carolina car accident lawyers reported to you about a tragic fatal accident in which the unidentified driver of a pickup truck crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer truck parked off the side of I85.

We now know that Hipolito Torres Galicia has been charged with Driving While Impaired, and 2 counts of Felony Death by Vehicle. His immigration status has not been released.

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Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver

Wife Lied To Police Illegal Husband Was Driver In Fatal Wreck

March 18th, 2011

Our North Carolina car accident attorneys recently reported to you about a fatal accident involving a high speed motorcycle accident colliding with an SUV making a U-turn, Turns out the supposed driver of the SUV, Gloria Escobar, lied to police.

According to Matthews police, Escobar’s husband, Alfredo Luna Morales, who is in the country illegally, was the real driver in the accident that killed motorcyclists Craig Anderson and his passenger, Tiffany Johnson.

Morales has been charged with Resisting a Public … Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Was Alcohol Factor In Fatal Crash

March 15th, 2011

Two passengers in a pickup truck died yesterday in a fatal crash in Charlotte, North Carolina. Three others were transported to Carolinas Medical Center, likely with life-threatening injuries. North Carolina Highway Patrol has not released the identity of any of the victims.

A tractor-trailer truck was parked on the side of I85 early Monday afternoon. Photographs of the accident scene clearly show the truck on the gravel shoulder, not in a travel lane. An eyewitness advised Troopers that he … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Driver In Fatal Crash Under Federal Investigation

March 15th, 2011

The driver of a tour bus involved in a deadly crash on I95 in New York City is now under federal investigation. Ophadell Williams was driving a tour bus with 31 passengers, from casinos in Connecticut back to Chinatown in Manhattan when he crashed, killing 15 people, and injuring the rest.

Williams told investigating officers that his bus had been clipped by a tractor trailer tuck, causing him to swerve to the right, sideswipe a guardrail for 300 feet, … Read more

Posted In: Asleep at the Wheel

Unlicensed Driver Kills 1 Injures 8

March 14th, 2011

Delvin Joel Marin-Contreras has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and driving without a license in connection with a fatal Charlotte, North Carolina car accident this weekend, and is being held on $10,300 bond.

Saturday morning, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on I277. They arrived to find the vehicle parked out of the travel lane, and in the breakdown lane. As the investigating officer was speaking with the driver of the disabled … Read more

Posted In: Wrongful Death

Family Of Four Killed In Head On Collision

March 9th, 2011

NC Highway Patrol believes speed may have been a factor in an accident that took the lives of the Williams family from Ash, NC.

Joshua Williams was driving with his wife and 2 children, when he crossed the center line of a curved road and hit a school bus head-on. The school bus driver and one student suffered minor injuries.

Accident reconstruction experts were at the scene of the accident, trying to determine whether Williams was speeding when he rounded … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Wrongful Death

Kiss Me Im Sober

March 8th, 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) just kicked off its latest campaign to prevent impaired driving. The program, Kiss Me, I’m Sober, runs from today thru March 17, 2011.

It is no secret that St. Patrick’s Day is one of the biggest party nights of the year, particularly for young adults. Drivers in the 21 to 24 year old age group are responsible for more fatal car accidents with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or above, than … Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driver

21 Year Prison Sentence For Drunk Driver

March 7th, 2011

Howard Pasour, the habitual drunk driver who killed local teen, Laura Fortenberry in July, will spend the next 21 years in prison.

Pasour, who had 3 prior convictions for DWI, and multiple prior charges for drug possession, plead guilty today to second degree murder, habitual DWI, and 2 counts of serious injury by vehicle.

In response to this tragic event, the North Carolina House Judiciary Committee has approved House Bill 49, known as “Laura’s Law.” It provides for longer … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver

Nearly 1 In 5 Surf The Web While Driving

March 3rd, 2011

An informal study conducted by State Farm Insurance found that nearly 1 out of 5 drivers use the internet while driving. Due to these alarming results, State Farm has expressed plans to conduct a more thorough study later this year.

The director of Auto Technology Research at State Farm, Cindy Garretson, believes these figures to be underestimated. According to Ms. Garretson, the survey respondents were in the mid 30’s age group, but the majority of smart phone users fall … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driver, Texting and Cell Phone Use
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