Charlotte, NC (October 17, 2018) – Speed and alcohol might have played a role in a DUI accident that claimed the life of a driver and caused injuries to a passenger this afternoon, October 17.
The accident took place around 1:30 and involved a black 2016 Kia Optima in the 9800 block of Bellhaven Boulevard. The car went off the left-hand side of the road and down an embankment. The driver was identified s 22-year-old Diondre Price, who was ejected from the vehicle. His passenger was identified s 22-year-old Miyatta Free. She was partially ejected and received injuries and was taken to the hospital.
Price was pronounced dead in the emergency room around 2:05.
Police are still investigating but believe that speeding and alcohol played a major role in the crash. Detectives are searching for witnesses and taking a close look at the accident.
Charlotte DUI Accident
DUI accidents happen every year across North Carolina and every other state, causing serious injuries, fatalities, and other risks on our roadways. Across the years 2003-2012, statistics show us that 4,102 people lost their lives in North Carolina DUI accidents.
If you have lost somebody close to you or you have been injured in an accident that happened due to a crime, you have many rights and protections in your case. A driver who acted with outright negligence will be held liable for all injuries and fatalities that take place. If you have lost somebody close to you in a serious accident, you will have to show this by gathering evidence in your claim. You don’t want to have to handle your claim on your own.
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