There are few things more devastating to a family than the loss of multiple family members in a single car accident. ABC News is reporting that a 33-year-old man, his wife, and their children, as well as a niece, were driving near Fayetteville one Friday, when they were involved in a serious single-vehicle accident.
Authorities said the family’s SUV veered off the left side of the road and hit a tree. The driver and his wife were killed in the accident, as were the couple’s 13-year-old son and two-year-old son. The couple’s other two children in the vehicle, as well as their niece, who was also riding with them, were all injured in this horrific North Carolina car crash. Family members said at the time of the accident, the family was going to North Carolina, so their children could meet their grandfather for the first time.
Authorities said that the investigation is still ongoing, and they have not yet released the cause of this accident or any reason as to why the vehicle ran off the road and hit the tree. It should be noted that no one has been accused of any negligence as a result of this deadly car accident as of this time.
There are many misconceptions about single-vehicle accidents. Many people assume that the driver was either careless or negligent, and that is what resulted in the accident. This misconception can be especially prevalent when the driver has been killed in the accident, because he or she is obviously unable to give his or her version of the events. In some cases, it is true that the driver of the car was responsible for the accident. However, there are various alternative reasons such an accident could have happened, and, in some cases, these alternatives are correct.
One situation involves a single-vehicle crash that is not, in fact, a single-vehicle crash. If a person is driving on the road, and another driver cuts that person off, he or she may be forced to take evasive action that results in a crash. At this point, the at-fault driver may leave the scene of the accident without ever having touched victim’s car. If there are no other witnesses, first responders may assume this was a single-vehicle accident. For this reason, if you or a loved one was the victim of such an accident, it is important to speak with a Winston-Salem car accident attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will be able to have his private investigator or accident reconstruction expert go out to the scene and try to prove their was another vehicle involved and ascertain the identity of the other vehicle’s driver.
It is important to act quickly after an accident occurs, because the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be for the investigator. First, with respect to any potential witnesses, the longer you wait to try to locate them, the more difficult it will be. There is also evidence, such as skid marks, which can dissipate in a relatively short amount of time, so it is important to photograph them while they are still fresh.
Contact the Carolina injury lawyers at the Lee Law Offices by calling 800-887-1965.
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