A tragic accident on Sunday, May 23, left a 14-year-old dead and another person injured in Halifax County, NC.
Authorities say the accident happened around 12:30 AM on N.C. Highway 903 outside Scotland Neck. A vehicle driven by Edward Lee Moody, 51, rear-ended a car, causing it to run off the highway and strike a tree. Both the driver and the 14-year-old passenger were ejected from the car, and were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Sadly, the 14-year-old boy later died at the hospital.
Edward Lee Moody of Scotland Neck was charged with felony death by vehicle and driving while impaired.
Unfortunately, impaired driving accounts for almost 30 percent of total car accident fatalities in the state. In 2018 alone, there were 421 alcohol-related driving fatalities in North Carolina. Drivers should always plan a way to get home safely when drinking out.
If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.
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Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.