It's been a fatal week in North Carolina. Yet another car crash happened in Siler City last week when eighteen-year-old Katlyn Victoria Medford lost control of her Chevy Cavalier.
NC Tractor-Trailer Accidents
Medford's car crashed into a tractor-trailer after spinning sideways on US Hwy 421. Reports have not yet confirmed or denied whether Medford was wearing her seat belt or what caused her to lose control of her car. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Thomas Brantly Fox, was not injured in the car accident.
Teen Car Accidents in NC
The number one cause of teen deaths are car accidents, according to the National Traffic Safety Association. The DMV states that teens were responsible fro 250 deaths in North Carolina in 2008 and teens are at such a high risk for traffic accidents due to inexperience, distractions, poor hazard detection, high risk-taking impulses, failure to wear a seat belt and for carelessly driving under the influence of alcohol and other substances.
Distracted Teen Drivers
The DMV also reported that teens are almost 4 times more likely to cause a car accident if they are transporting passengers. The risk for a crash increases with each extra passenger a teen driver has in the car. The extra distractions cause teens to juggle their focus on the road, other vehicles and response to weather conditions.
Raleigh Car Accident Attorneys
Motor vehicle accidents in North Carolina happen everyday. Car crash attorneys at Brent Adams & Associates handle cases anywhere in the state from personal injury law offices in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn. Our car accident lawyers work with victims and the families of victims as they seek compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, navigate insurance disputes and, in some cases, pursue wrongful death claims.