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Our North Carolina legal blog covers personal injury news, accident information, medical malpractice reports, lawsuits, and other topics of interest for those who are dealing with their own North Carolina legal issues. Updated daily, our NC injury attorneys hope this blog helps readers stay connected to legislation changes and informed when it comes to significant NC court decisions.


8/26/2012
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Charlotte Hit-and-Run: How Bicyclists Can Ride Safe

A hit-and-run near a Charlotte school was allegedly caused by a woman who damaged the front end of her car after hitting a bicyclist and then kept driving.

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5/4/2011
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Carteret Grand Jury Indicts Man For Crash That Forced Vehicle Off Bridge

A grand jury in Carteret County has indicted a man for second-degree murder in connection to a crash in which another driver was forced off a high-rise bridge.

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4/28/2011
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Fayetteville Police Identify Driver In Hit-And-Run That Killed Motorcyclist

Police have identified a driver accused of hit-and-run in a collision in which a motorcyclist suffered fatal personal injuries in Fayetteville on April 23.

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4/25/2011
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Motorcyclist Killed In Fayetteville Hit-And-Run

Police have identified a man who suffered fatal personal injuries when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle on Seventy-First School Road in Fayetteville.

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4/7/2011
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Teen Girl Injured In Raleigh Hit-And-Run

Police in Raleigh said they are searching for a sport utility vehicle that struck a teenager on Calumet Drive, inflicting personal injuries, and drove off.

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3/27/2011
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Roanoke Rapids Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run

North Carolina state troopers are searching for a suspected hit-and-run driver that caused a woman from Roanoke Rapids to suffered fatal personal injuries.

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3/1/2011
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4-Year-Old Injured In Raleigh Hit-And-Run

A 4-year-old boy from Raleigh was listed in fair condition after receiving transport to WakeMed for the personal injuries he suffered in a hit-and-run collision at an apartment complex near South Saunders Street, according to authorities.

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2/21/2011
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Suspected Drunken Driver Arrested After Hit-And-Run Collision With Bicyclist In Zebulon

According to an arrest warrant, a man suspected of driving drunk struck a bicyclist in Zebulon, causing personal injuries, on the evening of February 19.

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2/3/2011
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Two Injured, Horse Killed In Hit-And-Run Near Cherryville

A man has been charged by the North Carolina Highway Patrol in connection to a hit-and-run from the morning of January 30 in which two people suffered personal injuries and killed the horse they were riding in northwest Gaston County.

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1/11/2011
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A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem for the personal injuries she suffered in a hit-and-run collision on Fairfield Road on the evening of January 9, according to police in High Point.

 

Police said a speeding Toyota Corolla collided with the rear of a Mercury Tracer that was heading in the same direction. The Corolla’s driver then fled the scene.

 

The grandparents of the injured girl received transport to High Point Regional Hospital for injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

 

The Corolla’s driver, 40-year-old Sophia resident John Jamie Kennedy, was later arrested at an Archdale residence. He was charged with DWI, three counts of hit-and-run, driving on a revoked license, failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and felony serious injury by a motor vehicle.

 

Police said Kennedy also had three outstanding warrants for probation violation. He’s being held on an $85,100 bond.



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1/7/2011
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Police in Raleigh have credited media coverage in assisting in leading to the January 7 arrest of a woman they say struck a man with her vehicle, causing him personal injuries, as he was walking on Hillsboroug Street on January 1. She then fled the scene.

 

The man, whose identity was not made available, was injured when he was struck by a red car described as a 1998-2000 model Mazda Miata.

 

The Miata’s driver, 19-year-old Virginia Elizabeth Dresser, surrendered to police. She is faced with charges of felony hit-and-run and reckless driving. She was being held on $10,000 bond.



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12/15/2010
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On December 13, a man from Raleigh was arrested after police say he intentionally struck and caused serious personal injuries to another man with his vehicle.

 

Police charged 44-year-old Earl Wesley Blake Jr. with felony hit and run and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, according to arrest warrants filed in the Wake County Magistrate’s Office.

 

Blake allegedly struck Travaris Brown with a vehicle on December 10 before fleeing the scene.



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12/15/2010
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According to a December 13 statement from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a truck owned by a Burlington police officer was involved in a hit-and-run accident were involved on the evening of December 10.

 

Troopers said the truck of Bruce Clyde Shoe was involved in a collision at Huffman Mill Road around 11 p.m. The truck rear-ended one vehicle and backed into another before driving away.

 

The driver of the truck drove into a nearby apartment complex and struck another vehicle, according to troopers. That collision resulted in the truck’s tire coming off and damaging two other vehicles.

 

Troopers said the truck was abandoned when police arrived at the scene.

 

Assistant Police Chief Greg Seel said that Shoe was suspended without pay.

 

Troopers said the investigation is ongoing and the findings will be handed to the district attorney’s office, where a decision about charges will be made.

 

Seel said Shoe has been an employee with the Police Department since 1987.



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12/7/2010
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Zebulon police chief Timothy P. Hayworth said that a pedestrian suffered fatal personal injuries after being struck early on the morning of December 6 by a driver who went home after the collision and later returned in a different vehicle.

 

Police responded to the scene on West Gannon Avenue around 5:45 a.m.

 

The pedestrian was identified as 61-year-old Zebulon resident Ronnie Edwards. He was struck by a 2006 Dodge Durango driven by 50-year-old Zebulon resident Donald Bridges, police said.

 

Police said that the collision occurred at about 5:15 a.m., but Bridges left the scene and later returned in another vehicle. Police said he went to a nearby gas station and called 911.

 

Police said that Bridges was in custody and charges are pending.



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11/21/2010
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North Carolina state troopers say that a suspect in a hit-and-run collision on Interstate 40 West suffered fatal personal injuries after being hit while running across the eastbound lanes of I-40 East on November 20.

 

Clayton resident Daniel Molina was fatally struck by a car on I-40 East, near Airport Boulevard, at about 10:30 p.m. The driver, who was only identified as a Virginia resident, was not charged.

 

Troopers say Molina was believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run that had occurred a few minutes prior in the westbound lanes of I-40. No serious injuries were reported in that collision.



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11/6/2010
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A man suffered fatal personal injuries early on the morning of November 6 when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh.

 

Raleigh police said that 41-year-old Richard Christopher Maher died after being struck in a hit-and-run in the southbound lanes of Capital Boulevard, near Interstate 440. They did not release the man’s residence information, but said that relatives had been notified.

 

The accident occurred around 3:45 a.m. Further details were not immediately made available.

 

Police are still searching for the driver who fled the scene after the collision.



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11/3/2010
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A pedestrian in Hoke County sustained fatal personal injuries on the morning of November 1 in a hit-and-run collision, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

 

A spokeswoman said the incident occurred around 8:45 a.m. on Oak Tree Mile, about a mile east of Raeford.

 

The identity of the victim was not immediately made available, but he has been identified as a male.

 

The vehicle, which is believed to be maroon in color, struck the victim and fled the scene, leaving the man lying on the side of the road, according to the spokesman. He died approximately 20 minutes later.

 

The spokeswoman said the vehicle is believed to have damage to the right front panel near the headlights.



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10/8/2010
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Police said that actress Juliette Lewis has suffered personal injuries in a hit-and-run crash in Burbank, California.

 

According to Sgt. Sean Kelley, Lewis was a back seat passenger in a Lincoln Town Car on the night of October 6 when the vehicle was struck by a another vehicle whose driver ran a red light and fled the scene after the collision.

 

The car that struck the Lincoln was discovered a short distance from the scene, but the driver had fled.

 

Kelley said that Lewis received hospital transport complaining of head, back, and neck pain and some bruising. Her injuries were not believed to have been serious.

 

Kelley said that upon location, the driver of the second vehicle is to be arrested on a charge of felony hit-and-run.

 

The 37-year-old Lewis received a best supporting actress Oscar nomination for her role in the 1991 film "Cape Fear." She appears in the soon-to-be released film "Conviction."



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9/29/2010
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Authorities reported on September 27 that a teenager from Oxford suffered fatal personal injuries on September 26 when he was struck by a pickup truck while exiting a car.

 

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said that 15-year-old Sevon Cameron was exiting a car near the intersection of U.S. Highway 15 and Stovall Road around 2 a.m. when he was struck and killed.

 

Authorities say the pickup’s driver, 36-year-old Oxford resident Curtis T. Cash, drove home and called 911 to report the incident. He was arrested at his home on charges of driving while impaired and felony hit-and-run.

 

The incident remains under investigation.

 

Court records show that Cash has prior DWIs on his record. He was convicted in 1999 and has charges from 1996 and 2004 that were dismissed.



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9/19/2010
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A driver charged with hitting and causing personal injuries to an Elon College student on September 15 was already on probation for a deadly hit-and-run that occurred in 2008.

 

According to investigators, 26-year-old Toorialey Fazley was struck by Robin Stanfield Ragsdale while riding a bicycle to class. Ragsdale then fled the scene.

 

As of September 16, Fazley was listed in stable condition at Duke University Medical Center.

 

Ragsdale was found guilty of four counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after an accident in which she struck and killed four people in 2008. She was given a suspended sentence of 45 days for each charge and five years’ probation. Her license was suspended, but was returned in March 2009.



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9/14/2010
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Police say that on September 12, a teenager was discovered along the side of U.S. Highway 117 in Goldsboro, suffering from personal injuries he had apparently suffered in a hit-and-run collision.

 

The victim was identified as 17-year-old Mount Olive resident Carlos Ivan Carrizales-Carrizales. He was discovered along the highway suffering from head trauma. He received transport to Pitt Memorial Hospital for treatment for injuries that were considered life-threatening. As of the night of the incident, no information on his condition was made available.

 

Investigators say they have determined that he was struck between 2:30 and 3 a.m. They believe the suspect vehicle to be a light-colored, full-size, four-door GMC pickup truck.



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9/13/2010
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The North Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking the driver of a vehicle that struck and caused fatal personal injuries to a pedestrian on Regan Church Road in Lumberton on the night of September 10. The driver then fled the scene.

 

Trooper Matt Locklear said that 48-year-old Lumberton resident Mona Kay Locklear died shortly before 11:30 p.m. after being struck.

 

According to Locklear’s report, the vehicle was southbound on Regan Church Road and ran off the road to the right. The vehicle re-entered the road, but the driver overcorrected and the vehicle ran off the road to the left.

 

The vehicle, which is reported to be a burgundy-colored pickup truck, struck several mailboxes before hitting Mona Locklear, who had been walking in the grass on the northbound shoulder at the time.

 

The report said Mona Locklear died at the scene.



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9/12/2010
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A woman from Morrisville accused of hitting and causing personal injuries to a bicyclist in Cary and fleeing the scene on September 4 and fleeing the scene had her driver’s license revoked the day before the accident on a separate DWI case, according to court documents.

 

The driver, 26-year-old Kristen Marie Snipes, was apprehended by police in South Carolina the day following the collision, in which she struck Gustavo Antonio Angalo as he was riding his bike along Chapel Hill Road.

 

Police say Snipes was westbound in a Nissan Altima on Chapel Hill Road near North Academy Street when she hit Angalo from behind at around 9:45 p.m. Authorities say other motorists witnessed the accident in their rear-view mirrors and stopped to help after seeing Snipes flee the scene. Angalo underwent treatment at WakeMed in Raleigh.

 

Authorities say Snipes was transported from South Carolina to the Wake County jail, where she was booked on September 9.

 

Snipes faces charges of felony hit-and run and driving on a revoked license, according to arrest warrants filed with the Wake County Magistrate’s Office.

 

Two days prior to the accident, Snipes was arrested on charges of DWI and having unsealed wine or liquor in the passenger area of a vehicle. Her license was revoked the next day.



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9/5/2010
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According to Cary police, on the night of September 4, a bicyclist suffered personal injuries in a hit-and-run collision at North Harrison Avenue and Chapel Hill Road.

 

The cyclist, 26-year-old Cary resident Gustavo A. Angalo received transport to WakeMed in Raleigh. His condition was not immediately made available.

 

Police say the suspected vehicle is a dark-colored, four-door sedan with the South Carolina license plate numbered DZB807.

 

The accident, which took place at about 9:45 p.m., resulted in Chapel Hill Road being shut down for a short time between Academy Road and North Harrison Avenue.



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7/21/2010
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A police officer in New York, New York has been charged with striking a bicyclist with his police car, causing personal injuries, and then driving away.

 

According to the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, Officer Louis Ramos was charged on July 20 with assault, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident.

 

A criminal complaint said that on June 14, Ramos struck the cyclist, got out of the car, pulled the cyclist to the curb, handed him a tissue, and left the scene without reporting the accident or calling for an ambulance.

 

Several surveillance cameras captured the accident on film.

 

Ramos has pleaded not guilty and been suspended without pay.

 

The cyclist received treatment for cuts, bruises, and a fractured wrist.



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