Man never allowed to drive in North Carolina after auto accident
A North Carolina judge has decided to bar a man from ever driving in our state. This ruling stems from an auto accident that took the life of the man’s then girlfriend and injured a family. The man’s attorney plans to appeal the judge’s decision while his client serves 12.5 to 16.5 years in prison as the result of a plea bargain.
The accident that is putting this man in prison happened in Oct. 2012. As his girlfriend was driving down North Carolina Highway 53, the man was riding next to her in the front seat. He suddenly grabbed the steering wheel and forced the vehicle into the oncoming lanes of traffic. The car ended up directly in the path of an SUV and the two vehicles collided head-on.
The man’s girlfriend suffered fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. The SUV was occupied by a woman that was pregnant at the time and two children that were three years old and one year old at the time of the crash. All three of them suffered various injuries and were taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The man pleaded guilty to several assault charges, murder in the second degree and driving without a license. The family of the deceased driver and the victims in the SUV may also file civil action against the man in order to recover the financial losses they have sustained in connection with the auto accident. Nothing can bring back the dead woman to her family and nothing can take away the scars left behind, both physical and emotional. However, it may help to achieve some sense of peace about what happened.
Source: wect.com, “GUILTY: Man charged with fatal accident to not drive in NC again,” May 1, 2013