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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

35 Children Hospitalized Following North Carolina School Bus Crash

December 22nd, 2010

Eighth grade students from North Asheboro Middle School were headed to the North Carolina Museum of History and Natural Sciences on Monday when the driver of one of their school buses caused a wreck. Driver Boyce Goldston was charged with Failure to Reduce Speed as Necessary to Avoid Colliding with Another Vehicle. Two other buses had stopped at a red light when they were rear-ended by the bus driven by Goldston. A fourth bus was not involved.

It is the … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driver, School Bus Accidents

Safety Tips For Winter Driving

December 17th, 2010

Snowy Road The Charlotte, North Carolina car accident attorneys at Auger & Auger want you and your family to be safe this winter. The winter blast earlier this week resulted in 3 accident related fatalities and hundreds of accidents across North Carolina. Many of those accidents were attributed to black ice. The difficulty of seeing black ice gives drivers a false sense of security. Right on the heels of this weeks icy blast, forecasters are predicting another round of winter weather this … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Impaired Bus Driver Crashes With Students Onboard

December 10th, 2010

When people hear the term Driving While Impaired, or Driving Under the Influence, they usually think alcohol is involved, however, North Carolina law also includes operating under the influence of impairing substances, both legal and illegal. A school bus driver in Randolph County has been charged with speeding and driving left of center, and the pending toxicology tests could result in more charges.

The driver admitted taking a sedating allergy medicine the night before he crashed a school bus occupied … Read more

Posted In: Asleep at the Wheel, Drunk Driver

Toddler Bitten By Pit Bull Grandmother Killed When Rushing Child To Hospital

December 10th, 2010

A tragic North Carolina car accident in Wilmington claimed the life of a grandmother while rushing her granddaughter to the hospital.

The one-year old girl, who has not been identified, was bitten on the face by a pit bull. She was bleeding profusely when her grandmother, Anna Smith Brown, passed through a red light rushing to the hospital. Ms. Brown’s car was hit by another car in the right-of-way and then hit a utility pole.

The little girl … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

One Third Of Drivers Killed Found To Be On Drugs

December 3rd, 2010

Marijuana LeafThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just released the results of its first ever investigation into the involvement of drugs in fatal car accidents. The study found that of the drivers involved in fatal car crashes in 2009, one third had post-mortem positive drug tests.

The number of drivers in fatal accidents with drugs in their system may actually be higher than found in the NHTSA study. According to their state-by-state analysis, some states, including North Carolina, Louisiana, … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver

Charlotte Motorists Continue To Ignore Drinking And Driving Laws

November 15th, 2010

Local motorists continue to drink and drive, in spite of recent deaths at the hands of drunk drivers. During a brief 4 hour check point Sunday night on South Boulevard near Westinghouse Boulevard, police arrested 11 people for Driving While Impaired, 8 for driving with a revoked license, 53 for driving with no license, and 1 for marijuana possession. Similarly, a brief check point held Saturday night at West W.T. Harris Boulevard and Old Statesville Road resulted in 10 arrests … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driver, Drunk Driver

In Separate Incidents Two 2 Year Old Boys Attacked By Pit Bull Owned By A Grandparent

November 15th, 2010

Pitbull DogA 2 year old boy was mauled by his grandmother’s pit bull last week in Robbinsville, North Carolina. According to the local sheriff, the little boys was playing in his grandmother’s yard while 5 of her pit bulls were running free.

The toddler suffered bits to his neck, stomach and legs, and is in Mission Hospital in critical condition.

Police say that felony child abuse charges could be issued.

Just three days later, a 2 year old boy in Henderson, … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks
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