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North Carolina State Highway Patrol Begins No Need 2 Speed Program

November 15th, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend is the most heavily traveled holiday of the year, and the car accident lawyers at Auger & Auger want to wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Just in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP), in conjunction with North Carolina State Highway Patrol, will begin its “No Need 2 Speed” program.

Aimed at cracking down on speeders, this program runs until November 28. According to GHSP, there were … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

Manslaughter Charges For Truck Driver That Killed 5

October 27th, 2010

A North Carolina tractor-trailer truck accident claimed 5 lives Sunday night. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Roumen Velkov, has been charged with 4 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol, traffic in I26 had been stopped due to a prior accident involving a dump truck. Velkov, driving a tractor-trailer truck, never hit his brakes and evidently plowed full speed into 3 stationary vehicle, propelling them … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Truck Accidents

Its Time North Carolina Adopts New Yorks Child Passenger Protection Act

October 26th, 2010

The recent deaths of Charlotte-area teen Laura Fortenberry and family man Daniel Herring, at the hands of habitual drunk drivers, Howard Pasour and Kevin O’Hagan, highlights the need for North Carolina to follow New York State and require ignition interlock devices for all convicted drunk drivers.

New York’s Child Passenger Protection Act requires that anyone convicted of Driving While Impaired, regardless of whether it is a first offense, misdeameanor, or felony, to have installed in their vehicle, an … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver

Leniency For Repeat Dwi Offender Leads To Death Of Innocent Victim

October 25th, 2010

Kevin O’Hagan had 6 prior convictions for DWI in North Carolina and served only about a year in prison before killing Daniel Herring in a head-on collision. Shortly before the deadly crash, Monroe Police had stopped O’Hagan on suspicion of DWI. O’Hagan drove away as the officer approached his car. Moments later, O’Hagan had crashed. First responders found O’Hagan and his passenger without seatbelts and with open beer, unconscious but alive, in O’Hagan’s car. Daniel Herring was not as lucky.… Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver

Child Attacked By Police Dog

October 12th, 2010

German ShepardA 5 year old child was attacked by a police dog during a demonstration at his elementary school. Police are re-evaluationg the 8 year old dog, a Belgian Malinois, who has been with the Salisbury Police Department for 7 years, to determine why he attacked and whether he is fit to return to duty. The boy received 15 stitches to close the laceration on his neck and his earlobe was partially torn off.

If you or a family member has … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Charlotte North Carolina 3Rd Highest In Country For Drunk Driving

October 5th, 2010

Charlotte, North Carolina motorists are at a greater risk of getting into a car accident with a drunk driver than almost anywhere else in the country. This is according to a study conducted by Insurance.com.

Insurance.com looked at the 20 most populous cities in the United States and compared the number of alcohol-related driving convictions to the number of people in a given city. Charlotte had the 3rd highest number of drunk drivers, following San Diego, CA and … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver

National Walk To School Day

October 1st, 2010

On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, thousands of Americans will participate in International Walk to School Day by walking or bicycling to school. This program, initiated in 1997, was originally intended to bring attention to the need for more walkable communities. Today, its effect is more far-reaching. It has helped bring more awareness to the Presidential Active Lifestyle Program by encouraging children to walk or bike to school. It also brings attention to the Safe Routes to School Program, which participates … Read more

Posted In: Pedestrian Accidents

Child Passenger Safety Week

September 20th, 2010

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared the week of September 19 through 25, 2010 as Child Passenger Safety Week, and Saturday, September 25 as National Seat Check Saturday.

According to NHTSA, the leading cause of death of children between the ages 3 to 14 is car accidents. The car accident attorneys of Auger & Auger want your children to be safe and encourage you to bring your vehicle, car seat, and child for a child Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Seatbelt

More People Dying In Motorcycle Accidents In North Carolina

September 17th, 2010

Motorcycle CrashedIn spite of a decrease in the number of car accidents in Charlotte, North Carolina and the fewest number of wrecks in the last 10 years, the number of people dying in motorcycle accidents in North Carolina has increased by 20%.

In effort to keep riders safe, Charlotte area motorcycle dealers, as well as those across the state, provide driver-safety training classes. Notwithstanding the availability of these safety training opportunities, the State of North Carolina does not require motorcycle riders … Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Booze It & Lose It Nets Over 100000 Citations

September 10th, 2010

From August 20, 2010 thru September 6, 2010, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), through the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, implemented a program called “Booze It & Lose It.” During the labor day weekend, local police and state highway patrol arrested 3,297 drivers for driving while impaired. Mecklenburg County lead the way with 286 arrests for driving while impaired, followed by Wake County (215) and Robeson County (177).

During this program, 1,100 fugitives from justice were apprehended, and 113 … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver
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