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A North Carolina trucker who faced criminal charges in Massachusetts for the death of one pedestrian and the serious injury of another pedestrian will now only receive probation. truck

That decision was part of a plea bargain with prosecutors in the Commonwealth, who had charged the trucker with motor vehicle homicide. That charge was dropped in exchange for the trucker’s guilty plea to a charge of negligent driving. The judge in the case also suspended the trucker’s driver’s license for three years, retroactive to the date of the May 2015 crash.

The pedestrian-truck accident claimed the life of a 24-year-old woman and seriously injured a 25-year-old man who was with her. According to the Worcester Telegram, the crash happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. as the trucker pulled his 18-wheeler to the side of the road in order to allow a fire truck that was behind him to pass. However, he then started to move forward to enter a roundabout. But as he did so, the trailer of his vehicle struck a stop sign and a light pole. When that pole fell over, the young woman standing nearby on the sidewalk was knocked over as well and was caught in the truck’s wheels.

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A jury in Asheville recently convicted a man of a 2014 fatal pedestrian accident that killed a 66-year-old woman on Kimberly Avenue in North Asheville. sneakers

According to the Asheville Citizen-Times, defendant was driving 65 mph in a 25 mph zone when he lost control of his vehicle and jumped a curb, striking the victim who was on the sidewalk, walking home following an afternoon at a local bird sanctuary. Jurors sentenced defendant to 13 to 25 months in prison.

Now, as we know from recent figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), that was just one of just 172 fatal pedestrian accidents in North Carolina that year. While pedestrian accident deaths in North Carolina have stayed largely the same, they are inching upward in South Carolina.  Continue reading

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