Halifax County, North Carolina (May 25, 2021) – A 14-year-old boy was killed in a crash involving a drunk driver in Halifax County over the weekend. The collision occurred on Sunday, May 23 around 12:30 p.m.
Authorities from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were called to the scene of the accident. According to a report from soldiers, a car was traveling on Route 903 when it was hit by a second vehicle. The driver and 14-year-old passenger of the first vehicle were thrown from the car. The driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital. The 14-year-old boy suffered serious injuries and was later pronounced dead in hospital.
Following an investigation, police arrested the driver of the second vehicle, later identified as 51-year-old Edward Lee Moody. Moody, of Scotland Neck, has been charged with motor vehicle death and impaired driving.
No further information is available.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family who tragically lost a loved one in this car crash in Goldsboro.
Fatalities in North Carolina
Drivers in North Carolina are at great risk when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. While it is common to develop a false sense of security in your vehicle, the number of careless drivers on the roads means that Car accidents in North Carolina will take place every day, and many of them will result in injury to innocent victims. A serious accident can happen in an instant and lead to serious injuries that can be life changing. Current statistics show that nearly 80,000 people are injured in accidents that take place each year in North Carolina.
Car accidents in North Carolina are caused by many different factors. Some common causes of accidents include speeding, reckless driving, drunkenness, and distraction. The severity of an accident often depends on the nature of the accident, the speed at which the collision occurs and the number of vehicles involved. Head-on collisions, for example, are among the deadliest and most dangerous crashes we see on our roads and they are often caused by negligent drivers.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you could have important legal rights. Before speaking with the insurance company, you should contact a North Carolina auto accident attorney for assistance. Your lawyer can advise you on the next steps to take and can also handle all negotiations for your accident claim on your behalf. Your recovery should be the primary focus during this time, and you shouldn’t have to worry about your legal claim. AT Burton Law Firm, our goal is to get rid of the stress caused by falling off your shoulders. We will fight for the compensation you deserve when you need it most.
Our firm is there to help you when you have been affected by a serious accident. Let us put our skills and our experience at the service of your file. For your free consultation, please contact us on our website or call us at (833) 623-0042.
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