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The NC personal injury lawyers of Egerton & Associates blog about important issues related to auto accidents, workers compensation, Social Security disability and slip and fall accidents. Read our blog and call us at 1-800-800-4LAW if you believe you have a case and would like to speak to an experienced North Carolina accident attorney on your first call.


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1/17/2011
Lawrence Egerton
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Driver who struck, killed 11-year-old gets suspended sentence, probation

Chrystal Michelle Luck, the driver who struck and killed 11-year-old Emily Nicole Locklear near Lexington, North Carolina, last September pleaded guilty to hit-and-run involving injury or death and received a suspended sentence and 24 months probation.

Category: Auto Accidents

1/14/2011
Lawrence Egerton
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Mark Call, Beverly Call, Granddaughter Hit by John Jamie Kennedy

The Calls were driving on Fairfield Road in High Point when they were rear-ended by John Jamie Kennedy, who fled the scene of the collision. He was apprehended and faces multiple charges. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4529.

Category: Auto Accidents

1/6/2011
Lawrence Egerton
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Student Airlifted After Crash Near Reagan High in Winston-Salem

A student at Reagan High School in Winston-Salem was seriously injured on his way to school on the morning of January 6, 2011. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4529.

Category: Auto Accidents

1/6/2011
Lawrence Egerton
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Jacob Turner Killed, 2 Others Injured Driving to Bartlett Yancey High School

Jacob Turner was killed when a car he was riding in with Kristopher Williamson and Keyon Slade wrecked on Hodges Dairy Road in Caswell County, NC on January 6, 2011. The three young men were students on their way to school at Bartlett Yancey High School. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4529.

Category: Auto Accidents

12/28/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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NC Winter-Weather Related Accidents, Deaths

Winter weather leads to rough road conditions across North Carolina. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4529.

Category: Auto Accidents

12/21/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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38 Students at North Asheboro Middle in School Bus Wreck in Cary, NC

38 Asheboro Middle School students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries following a wreck involving three school buses on December 20, 2010 in Cary, NC. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4529.

Category: Auto Accidents

12/21/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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Addison Baker, 2 Other Grimsley Students Sent to Moses Cone

Addison Baker lost control of the vehicle he was driving on Wendover Avenue in Greensboro, North Carolina and struck an SUV driven by Margaret Neal on December 17, 2010. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4529.

Category: Auto Accidents

12/17/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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More Motorists Wreck in Greensboro Following Winter Weather

Fog and black ice are not the only factors that contribute to wrecks across Guilford County, NC on December 17, 2010. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4LAW.

Category: Auto Accidents

12/16/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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Prevent Wintry Weather Wrecks: Don’t Follow Too Close!

Wintry weather isn't the only thing that contributed to dozens of automobile accidents and multiple-car collisions in North Carolina on December 16, 2010. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4LAW.

Category: Auto Accidents

12/14/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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Five-Car Collision in Burlington, NC Conjures Questions

An officer with the Burlington Police Department in North Carolina has been suspended after his personal vehicle was involved in two successive automobile accidents that damaged five other cars on December 10, 2010 on Huffman Mill Road in Burlington. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4LAW.

Category: Auto Accidents

12/9/2010
Pierce Egerton
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NC “Tree of Life” Twinkles for NC Car Crash Victims

A refulgent tree shines in honor of individuals who died in automobile accidents on North Carolina roads during 2009 this holiday season. The Tree of Life stands on the grounds of the NC Capitol in Raleigh until January 3, 2011. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4LAW.

Category: Auto Accidents

12/1/2010
Pierce Egerton
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Drugged Driving Deaths, a Pervasive American Problem

One third of drivers killed in automobile accidents in 2009 tested positive for drugs according to a new study published by the Office of National Drug Control Policy on November 30, 2010. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4LAW.

Category: Auto Accidents

11/24/2010
Pierce Egerton
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Driving to Your Thanksgiving Dinner Destination? You’re Not Alone

Thanksgiving travel traffic is anticipated to be terrible in 2010 as 40 million Americans pile into passenger vehicles and hit the highways. Plan your route and don't follow too close on North Carolina's interstates and beyond. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4LAW.

Category: Auto Accidents

11/17/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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Following Too Close Causes Multi-Car Crash in Carroll County, VA

A fatal, multiple car collision in Carroll County, VA on southbound Interstate 77 on November 17, 2010 would not have happened if drivers had not been following too close in dense fog. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4529.

Category: Auto Accidents

10/27/2010
Pierce Egerton
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Did Illegal Street Racing Cause Serious School Bus Accident?

Eric Bradley lost control of a Mitsubishi he was driving and collided with a Cumberland County school bus in Fayetteville, NC, injuring bus driver Laytora Blocker. Two passengers, Prescott Stevens and Julia White, were also injured in the crash. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4529.

Category: Auto Accidents

10/25/2010
Pierce Egerton
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Crushed Car Demonstrates Dangers of Texting While Driving

Amos Johnson of Asheville, North Carolina, tries to raise awareness about the pernicious hazards of driving while texting. His daughter's mangled vehicle is on display at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh. She died in a crash in May 2010 while trying to read a text message. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4LAW.

Category: Auto Accidents

10/22/2010
Pierce Egerton
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Seat Belt Saves Boy Near Pleasant Garden, NC

Mark Loza might have saved his own life by wearing a seat belt during a fatal collision on October 17, 2010 on U.S. 421. The driver, Manuel Alvarez, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected and killed during the crash. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4529.

Category: Auto Accidents

10/19/2010
Pierce Egerton
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Pass STOP, Pay $200

The North Carolina Highway Patrol will be enforcing "Operation Stop Arm" to promote safe driving and crack down on traffic violations in school zones and near stopped school busses this week, October 18-20. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4LAW.

Category: Auto Accidents

10/6/2010
Pierce Egerton
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Fatigue Contributes to Multivehicle Collision, Ten Deaths

Fatigue contributes to fatal multivehicle collision in Miami, Oklahoma, June 26, 2010. Egerton & Associates, P.A. 1-800-800-4LAW.

Category: Auto Accidents

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9/16/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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Passengers often the worst loss in DWI

According to the report from the Fayetteville Observer newspaper, a recent fatal wreck near Pembroke, North Carolina, may prove to be an example of the tragedy that can strike when an impaired driver puts passengers at risk by getting behind the wheel. The news report states that Todd Flanagan, 46, of Maxton, N.C., was riding with Corey Astor Locklear, 25, in a pickup truck at 6 a.m. Sept. 9, 2010.

Category: Auto Accidents

9/16/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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Three killed in accident in Brunswick County, N.C.

A fatal wreck Saturday in Brunswick County, North Carolina, is another example of the serious consequences that can result from the combination of drinking, driving and high speed – a driver and two passengers dead and another passenger severely injured.

Category: Auto Accidents

9/15/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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Death of 11-year-old shows mailbox danger zone

According to the Highway Patrol, Emily Nicole Locklear was crossing N.C. 150 go check the mail just after 6 p.m. on Sept. 7, 2010 at the entrance to Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park. She was struck by a 2002 Acura being driven southbound by 19-year-old Chrystal Michelle Luck, news reports said.

Category: Auto Accidents

9/13/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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Hit and Run Ends in Death Near Reidsville, NC

Juan Vega, a pedestrian on N.C. Highway 150, was in a fatal accident that ended in his untimely death on Saturday, September 11, 2010 near Reidsville, North Carolina. Egerton & Associates, P.A.

Category: Auto Accidents

9/8/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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Lexington girl, 11, dies after being hit by car

An 11-year-old Lexington, North Carolina, girl who was struck by a car on Highway 150 on Sept. 7, 2010, has died. According to the Highway Patrol, Emily Nicole Locklear was crossing N.C. 150 just after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the entrance to Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park where she lived.

Category: Auto Accidents

9/6/2010
Lawrence Egerton
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Bicyclist Angalo struck by hit-and-run driver in Cary, NC

Gustavo Antonio Angalo was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, while riding his bicycle on Chapel Hill Road in Cary, North Carolina. A Morrisville, N.C., woman, Kristen Marie Snipes, 26, was arrested Sunday.

Category: Auto Accidents