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Fatal Car Crash – Speed May Be A Factor – Charlotte Accident Lawyer

Last Friday morning was a fatal one for a North Carolina resident when the victim/driver when she hit a curb and ultimately flipped her car into a church yard.

The car wreck took place around 7:00 a.m., where Kathleen Bland, age 27, was killed when her 2002 Toyota Highlander she was operating hit a curb, went onto a pedestrian sidewalk, then eventually, after flipping multiple times, landed in a church yard. The wreck took place at the intersection of East Sugar Creek Road and North Tryon Street, closing the intersection for over three hours. Sadly, Bland was pronounced dead on scene at 7:21 a.m.

Bland’s car hit three other vehicles when it began to flip across the intersection after hitting a pole.  Three other people suffered minor injuries during the wreck, police said. Two of the drivers were taken to a nearby hospital, where they were shortly after released with non-life threatening injuries. The third driver was treated on scene, and only sustained minor injuries as well.

“It is unknown at this time whether there were any medical conditions that may have been a factor in the crash,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a statement. However, speed is believed to have contributed to Bland losing control of her vehicle.

Charlotte Car Wreck Lawyers

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a car wreck, you need the help of an experienced car wreck attorney like those at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower,LLP.  Call us at 877-374-5999, or contact us using this form, to speak with an attorney who will help you evaluate your claim and help you get the recovery you deserve.

 

Obesity linked to Increased Car Accident Risk – Lancaster Car Wreck Lawyer

A study conducted by Canadian scientists at the University of Laval and published in the Journal of Transportation Safety & Security claims that morbidly obese drivers may be at increased risk of a crash due to weight-related health complications.  It has been known for while that the obese do not fare as well in car wrecks as smaller individuals simply because cars are not designed for larger bodies.  Airbags and other safety equipment are said to be designed to protect 163 pound men in event of car accidents.  Studies had shown that male obese individuals were more likely to suffer facial, spinal, head and upper chest injuries in a collision than those with BMIs below 30.

This new study however focuses on the increased likelihood of accidents in the obese population getting into car wrecks in the first place.  The study showed “that 800,000 drivers in the America with obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea were involved in illness-related car accidents in the year 2000, which supported their claims that obesity-related ailments also contribute to road hazards.”  These ailments affecting chiefly the obese increase rates of accidents and make car accidents more serious.

Lancaster Car Wreck Attorneys

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a car wreck, you need the help of an experienced car wreck attorney like those at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower.  Call us at 877-374-5999, or contact us using this form, to speak with an attorney who will help you evaluate your claim and help you get the recovery you deserve.