Nancy Catherine Griffin, 55, of Kernersville, North Carolina lost her life on November 12, 2010 when she lost control of her car on NC Highway 109 near Thomasville.
Ms. Griffin was driving her green Subaru down the southbound lane of the highway at an estimated 55 mph—the authorized speed limit on that stretch of the road—when she somehow lost control of the vehicle. She crossed the centerline, swerved right and overcorrected left. When she crossed over the centerline the second time, her car collided with a small school bus travelling in the northbound lane.
Sonia Ivette Perez, 45, of Valdese, was driving the school bus owned by the Western NC School for the Deaf. She and her passenger, Rebecca Jean Shelton, 36, of Morganton, each sustained injuries and were taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Though substantial, their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
This fatal accident is truly regrettable, and hopefully not another one caused by unnecessary cell phone usage or driving distractions. It is not evident that investigations are still ongoing, but the families of all three victims deserve to know as much about the collision as possible. A free accident report is available on egertonlaw.com.