North Carolina car accidents involving a DUI or DWI violation are often fatal. Recent drunk driving statistics show approximately 500 deaths were caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol.
Based on those numbers, drunk driving deaths in North Carolina happen at least every day. Recently, an accident in Hillsborough critically injured a young woman, Morgan Freeman, who was driving under the influence of alcohol. The wreck also killed her passenger, another young woman, Jessie Sturms.
Freeman was driving her Nissan Altima on NC Highway 70 when she swerved off the road and collided with a tree. Although it's common for police to find late-night drivers under the influence of alcohol after leaving bars for the evening, Freeman's crash occurred at 7AM on a Saturday morning. Authorities have determined that speeding was also involved with the Hillsborough car accident.
In the same week, a Raleigh accident occurred at 7PM that involved another drunk driver, Michael Rudolph, and a CAT bus. The bus accident happened right in front of New Bern Avenue's WakeMed Hospital. Six people were injured as a result of the crash and all are expected to make full recoveries.
Sturms' death in the Hillsborough crash and the bus passengers' injuries were caused by someone else's negligence. Innocent people and their families must live with the consequences of losing a loved one or coping with injuries. Car accident attorneys in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn at Brent Adams & Associates help innocent victims who suffer car crash injuries caused by a drunk driver. Contact one of our personal injury attorneys to discuss your car accident claim. We'll review every type of compensation you're entitled to, which may include wrongful death, lost wages, medical coverage and lost wages.