A drunk driving crash can be very serious. Often, these drivers speed. Some drive in the wrong direction down the road. Innocent people who are just trying to get to their destination can suffer serious injuries when a drunk driver slams into them.
Many people turn to alcohol when they are ready to have a good time. While there isn't anything wrong with this, it is a huge problem if the person who is out drinking opts to try to drive home after a night of drinking.
You likely never expected that your wife's girls' night out was going to end with you becoming a widower. Your biggest hope at this point is that your wife didn't suffer when the drunk driver slammed into her. Sadly, you aren't alone with what happened. Your children have to grow up without their mother. While you so tragically can't bring her back, you can act to help your financial situation.
Here in the South, there is often a cavalier attitude taken towards drunk driving, one that looks the other way and says that everybody does it sometimes, that it's not really that big of a deal. This mentality is obviously harmful, but never more so than when a person is injured by a drunk driver.
Drinking and driving has long been a problem in the U.S. Since the end of Probation, adults have a legal right to purchase and consume alcohol and unfortunately, many then attempt to drive a motor vehicle after that consumption.
With the Memorial Day holiday rapidly approaching, and with it, the beginning of the summer driving season, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Division of Law Enforcement Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) have announced an outreach campaign to keep drivers safe this summer.
Drunk driving accidents are always inexcusable. Because there is no reason to ever drive while intoxicated. But it is easy. You stop on the way home from work with some coworkers and have a drink or two. Or three. And then you attempt to drive home.
Being a drunk driver in the state of North Carolina can often cause serious legal consequences. Someone can often be hurt while someone makes the decision to drive drunk, whether it be the one who is drunk or a victim who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. A family is now the victim, and is likely mourning after a drunk driver caused a fatal accident.
A North Carolina woman has died after a tragic drunk driving accident. The victim was an elderly woman, and the accident took place on Interstate 40. Police investigators believe that the drunk driver who caused the accident fell asleep at the wheel. As a result, he crossed into incoming traffic with tragic consequences.
North Carolina drivers are aware that making the wrong decisions related to automotive travel can lead to serious consequences. Some poor choices are minor, such as forgetting to use a blinker or rolling through a stop sign. Others are considerably more serious, and can lead to significant property damage, injury or even death. In North Carolina, drunk driving accidents are considered to be among the most irresponsible and dangerous outcomes of an individual's poor decision-making.