Congressman pushing legislation to help avoid defective product injuries
November 20th, 2007
November 20, 2007
The News & Observer reported that a congressman is pushing for further legislation to revamp the agency in charge of regulating and enforcing toy safety after the recent slew of defective product recalls.
A consumer group releases an annual report before the holiday season outlining potentially hazardous toys that could cause North Carolina defective product injuries in children.
Woman injured in North Carolina pedestrian accident
November 16th, 2007
November 16, 2007
A 64-year-old North Carolina woman was hit by a white van Thursday when she stepped from a curb into the street, according to The Fayetteville Observer. The pedestrian accident victim’s injuries were not life-threatening and she was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center to be treated.
The North Carolina pedestrian accident victim was not in a crosswalk when the accident happened and no one was cited in the incident.
Two dead, one injured in North Carolina auto accident
November 13th, 2007
November 13, 2007
The Fayetteville Observer reported that two people died and one was injured in a North Carolina auto accident Saturday. The accident happened about 3:15 p.m. Saturday when a driver in a pickup truck ran off the road, over-corrected, and crossed the center line. A passenger vehicle slammed into the side of the pickup, which flipped the truck on top of the car and then landed on one end.
The driver of the pickup and a passenger in the car were pronounced dead at the scene from their North Carolina car accident injuries. The driver of the car was pinned inside until rescue workers cut him out. He was taken to the hospital with a broken arm and leg.
Car catches fire in North Carolina auto accident
November 9th, 2007
November 9, 2007
The Fayetteville Observer reported that a man sustained third-degree burns in a fire caused by a North Carolina car accident Thursday night. The 42-year-old Fayetteville man was taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill in critical condition.
Witnesses told police the North Carolina auto accident victim revved his engine before flames erupted from the bottom of the car. A police sergeant said the victim appeared to have veered off the road and slammed into a power box around 8 p.m.
Troopers aim to reduce North Carolina truck accidents in weight enforcement crackdown
November 6th, 2007
November 6, 2007
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that the N.C. Highway Patrol will be cracking down on weight enforcement from Tuesday to Thursday in specific counties in an attempt to reduce the number of North Carolina truck accidents involving tractor-trailers and other large vehicles.
Troopers will target commercial vehicles that exceed weight regulations and have unsecure load violations while traveling on the highway. These safety inspections will take place in rest areas and other locations frequented by commercial vehicles.
A news release from the highway patrol states that big trucks often avoid weigh stations, damaging the highway infrastructure and causing North Carolina truck accidents.
Fiery North Carolina auto accident claims one man’s life
November 2nd, 2007
November 2, 2007
A man died in a fiery North Carolina auto accident Thursday afternoon, according to The Daily Reflector. The car accident victim’s vehicle ran off the road, overturned, and caught fire on the side of a road in Greenville.
Police say witnesses described the vehicle speeding before the Greenville auto accident, despite the speed limit being set at 70 mph. The auto accident victim was pronounced dead at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.