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1 car accident victim dead,1 injured in North Carolina
Two teenage girls were crossing Hillsborough Street near North Carolina State University around 1:00 a.m. on June 15. As they crossed the street, a car hit them and kept going. One girl was injured and the other car accident victim was killed.
The two girls had been friends in high school and had recently gotten back in touch with each other. They had decided to go out that night to have some fun. The injured girl was reportedly in good condition in a local hospital as of June 16. The other girl suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the hit-and-run.
Police were able to identify the vehicle that hit the girls through a witness to the car accident. Someone else reported seeing a vehicle matching the witness’ description that had damage to the windshield and front end. The driver of the vehicle was located and arrested without incident. He is facing two felony charges of hit-and-run and one charge in connection with driving without a valid driver’s license.
It was later discovered that the driver had a prior conviction for driving under the influence. He had received probation for that offense. Depending on the outcome of these latest criminal charges, he could end up in prison. He could also end up owing the family of the deceased girl and the injured girl monetary compensation for costs and damages. Anytime someone in North Carolina is a car accident victim, they have the right to seek monetary relief for those costs and damages such as medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering outlined in our state laws.
Source: newsobserver.com, “Woman killed in Raleigh hit-and-run accident called caring, energetic,” Renee Elder, June 16, 2013