Reality Star Mom Suffers Injuries in North Carolina Car Accident

A reality star mom was recently involved in a parking-lot accident in Wilmington, NC. The Teen Mom 2 star, normally in the spotlight for her acting, has gained attention following a tweet she posted at the hospital.
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New York Daily News reports the reality star had her two-year old son and a teenage companion accompanying her in the vehicle when she ran into a light pole at a speed of 10 mph. The actress was rushed to the hospital after slamming into the dashboard, but her son and the other occupant were unharmed in the accident. The reality star tweeted from the hospital that she was involved in a parking-lot accident but the incident was not related to being under the influence of drugs.

Greensboro car accident attorneys know it is possible that social media could have played a role in causing the collision, but the accident is still under investigation by local authorities. We urge all drivers to resist multitasking when you’re behind the wheel in an effort to reduce traffic accidents. Operating a vehicle distraction-free is one way to prevent or reduce the risk of a car accident in Gastonia, Statesville, Charlotte or elsewhere in the state.

The 20-year-old reality star had enough good sense to keep her 2-year-old son strapped safely in the car seat restraint in the back seat of the car. Some mothers are unaware of the dangers of not traveling with their child securely fastened in the back seat. The Herald reports about a recent situation involving a mother who was feeding her newborn baby in the front passenger seat of her SUV while parked at a convenience store parking lot. Rather than waiting until the baby was finished nursing, the father behind the wheel drove off and entered the highway with the mother still feeding the infant in the front seat of the car.

It isn’t clear whether the family were residents of North Carolina or just visiting, but it is clear they were unaware that it is against the law in our state to be holding a child in the front seat while the vehicle is in motion. The North Carolina driver handbook clearly states that child safety seat restraints are required and clearly defines the specifics behind the law. All moms and dads should be aware and follow the child restraint law meant to keep children safe if a car crash occurs. Children can be severely injured or even killed in a crash when unprotected, which is why car accidents are the number one cause of death nationwide for young children.

If you want to learn more about child safety while riding in a vehicle or child restraints seats, visit National Highway Traffic Safety Administration online for more information about age and seat requirements.

If you or someone you love suffers from an injury or someone you know dies in a car accident in Winston-Salem, Asheville, Hickory or throughout North Carolina, contact the car accident attorneys at the Lee Law Offices, P.A. Call for a free appointment to discuss your case at 1-800-887-1965.

Additional Resources:

‘Teen Mom 2’ star Jenelle Evans and son Jace hospitalized after car accident, by Cristina Everett, New York Daily News.

Keep babies buckled up, it’s the law, by Scott Bolejack, The Herald.

More Blog Entries:

Autumn Distractions Cause Risk for Car Accidents in Statesville, Statewide, North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers Blog, October 17, 2011.

Children at Risk of Severe Injuries in Charlotte Car Accidents, North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog, July 7, 2011.

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