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Devastating DUI Crash in Fayetteville NC Kills Five

Accidents that are caused by an impaired driver can often result in catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries. Injured victims and families of the deceased may want to seek compensation for their losses. Civil lawsuits can be successful even if the at-fault driver is acquitted of criminal charges.

A 22-year-old man is in custody nearly a month after he caused a three-vehicle crash in Fayetteville, NC, killing five people.

The driver of a 2000 Ford Mustang was speeding when he lost control, crossed the center line and slammed into two other vehicles. The Mustang hit a Kia broadside, became airborne, and then hit a Crown Victoria on the driver’s side before landing on its roof. Police determined the driver had alcohol in his system at the time of the crash. Among the deceased were four passengers in the Mustang and the driver of the Kia. The driver of the Mustang and a rear-seat passenger were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Blood drawn from the driver at the hospital tested positive for opiates and cannabis, according to police. The driver of the Crown Victoria was treated at the hospital and released.

Once released from the hospital, the negligent driver was charged with five counts of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of felony resulting in serious injury by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, reckless endangerment of the public, driving left of center, and unsafe tires.

When an impaired driver is found liable for injuries or death, even if the victim(s) was an occupant in the same vehicle, that person (or their loved ones) may still have the ability to file a personal injury (or wrongful death claim) against the liable driver. An attorney can help victims understand their rights and negotiate a favorable settlement that covers the cost of medical care, rehabilitation, funeral expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.

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