We wrote last week about a report from AAA that shows the coming challenges to traffic safety that will be posed by the Baby Boom generation. The first of the Baby Boomers retired last year, meaning this historically large generation is about to flood the roadways of America with older drivers.
Her husband was just 38 years old last summer when his life was taken in a truck accident authorities say was caused by a truck driver who fell asleep behind the wheel.
Sixty-five years ago, they were gurgling babies happily cradled in the arms of their moms and dads in the early days after World War II. Today, they're the first of the Baby Boomers to hit 65.
A North Carolina father of three was bringing his two young boys to daycare -- as he would on any other day -- when tragedy struck just after 8 in the morning. A Sears box truck hit the father, who was carrying his daughter at the time, and his two young sons. The father and daughter were unharmed, but the sons were fatally wounded in this truck accident.
In one vehicle in suburban Charlotte was a mother, her young daughter, her teenage son, and some of her son's teenage basketball teammates. The boys were reportedly being taken to Carolina Place Mall in an SUV when a white or silver passenger car approached.
When people hear the words "school bus accident," they often shutter at the thought of innocent children getting hurt. While transporting kids to school in the massive vehicles is generally very safe, accidents do happen. Sometimes crashes occur when other drivers disobey ordinary traffic rules.
The story of a widow who lost the love of her life to a careless driver was published on Valentine's Day, appropriately enough.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg ambulance drivers and police officers know their way well around the city. They probably know their way to the intersection of Johnston Road and Providence Road West a little bit better than most spots around town.
We've written in this space before about the causes of traumatic brain injuries. These head injuries are caused most often by falls (35 percent), says the Centers for Disease Control, followed by car accidents (17 percent), struck-by events (16 percent) and assaults (10 percent).
The judge in a wrongful death lawsuit says a millionaire's latest legal maneuver borders "on the surreal." Observers wonder if the man is trying to protect himself and some substantial assets from justice.
As we've noted before in this space, tractor-trailers are large vehicles that pose a serious danger to other motorists. But 18-wheelers can also pose dangers to the truckers who drive them, as a case far from Charlotte, North Carolina, demonstrates.
More than a dozen North Carolina students were taken to a hospital after a motor vehicle accident involving a school bus last Friday afternoon.