As the holiday season sparkles around Wilmington NC, our community comes alive with festive cheer, twinkling lights, and gatherings that bring us closer. However, amidst these joyous occasions lurks a grave danger that can turn merry moments into tragic memories: drunk driving. This holiday season, we feel it’s crucial to share vital insights about the […]
Category: Auto & Trucking Accidents
Tips For Motorists Sharing the road with large commercial trucks and avoiding personal injury requires a heightened level of awareness and caution from motorists. Although efforts are ongoing to make trucks safer on the roads, it remains essential for drivers to understand how to safely navigate around these vehicles. In this blog post, we will discuss […]
A scary situation arose in Wilmington on Wednesday night when a drunk driver crashed his car into a person’s house. We hope that all persons involved have no serious personal injury. These kinds of accidents can occur in the blink of an eye, and when a car unexpectedly crashes into your home, the damages and […]
Bicycling in North Carolina offers a multitude of benefits, from exercise and exploration to reducing carbon emissions. However, the safety of cyclists on the roads is a critical concern. Tragically, recent incidents, such as the bicycle and motor vehicle collision that took place Tuesday in Wilmington and resulted in the loss of a precious life, […]
WADE, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Cumberland County that happened Sunday, March 3, afternoon. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 13 at Hayfield Road near Eastover. A tractor trailer and an SUV collided. A State Highway Patrol trooper at the scene said four people in […]
This driver is proof that safe drivers, obeying the rules of the road, do not cause car “accidents.” “North Carolina truck driver passes 4 million miles driven without an accident” Continue reading…
20 to 30x Commercial trucks can weigh 20 to 30 times more than cars, which means most truck-car crash deaths are passenger vehicle occupants. Read More
We don’t typically review late-night TV here, but a scathing report on the trucking industry by political commentator and comedian John Oliver qualifies as an exception. Oliver welds together satire and solid investigative reporting to document the intolerable pressure major trucking companies are putting on drivers. Aside from an unprecedented driver shortage, these practices create […]
A terrible car wreck involving eight vehicles along Sidbury Road in Wilmington, NC, left three with serious injuries on September 9. Unfortunately, this is not an unusual event. In North Carolina and the United States as a whole, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for persons of every age from 4 to 33. […]
New school year is starting so remember the rules around School buses. When to Stop Two-lane roadway – All traffic from both directions must stop Two-lane with a center turning lane – All traffic from both directions must stop Four-lane roadway – All traffic from both directions must stop Four-lane roadway with a median – Only traffic following […]
According to this article, Shallotte, Surf City, Oak Island and other small towns experience a lot of car wrecks and personal injury for their size. These are not encouraging statistics. Please drive with caution and be sure you have good uninsured and underinsured coverage.
More vehicles on the road during summer means a greater chance of an accident, making June, July, and August the three deadliest months of the year for traffic fatalities. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), more than 4,000 fatal accidents involving large trucks or buses occur yearly. The risk of an accident increases with these vehicles […]
Many companies have joined the race to develop the first autonomous semi-trucks that could change the future of shipping. There is no doubt a self-driving semi that can crisscross the country for 17 hours straight would improve efficiency, especially as e-commerce sales skyrocket and a driver shortage persists. Advocates argue that automation makes trucking less […]
Nice report here on the most dangerous intersections in the Wilmington NC area. Be especially careful on the road in those locations to prevent serious personal injury and property damage.
Prevent personal injury and learn what to do when icy roads threaten your commute and how to correct oversteering during a slide by watching this video.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), one in five vehicle crashes happens in what is considered adverse weather. This fact adds up to over 1.2 million auto accidents a year. We may think that these crashes are primarily due to snow during the winter months, but many other adverse weather conditions can degrade road safety, […]
Recently, hundreds of drivers in Virginia were stranded on the highway overnight when a snowstorm caused multiple accidents. Some people were stuck for over 24 hours with little food, gas, or heat. If you’re concerned about suffering the same fate, here are tips from safety experts: • Be prepared! No matter the weather, keep a […]
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-173 makes it the duty of the driver of a vehicle to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk. However, even when you as a pedestrian has the right of way, please continue to be aware of your own surroundings or you could sustain serious personal injury. This person almost waited until it […]
It’s the peak time of year for deer/car collisions. A North Carolina Department of Transportation study, looking at 2017 through 2019 data, showed that animal-related crashes in the state killed five people, injured more than 2,800, and caused nearly $156.9 million in property damage during that three-year period. Avoid a car wreck and personal injury […]
Car seats are designed to save young lives and prevent personal injury. Unfortunately, although most parents think they are installing the seats correctly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 46% of car and booster seats are misused! The consequences can be deadly, given that motor vehicle accidents are the number-one killer of kids in […]