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Charlotte NC Driver Charged in Fatal Rollover Crash

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One woman died and three were injured in a rollover crash in Charlotte, North Carolina on Dec. 3. 

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police reported that a Ford Explorer was traveling east on Gibbon Road in North Charlotte at 5 pm on Dce. 3 when the driver lost control and traveled off the right side of the road. He overcorrected and then vehicle rolled before stopping approximately 30 feet of the highway.

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The police stated that the person who died was Leonilla Farber, 63. The driver of the SUV and two children suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the SUV was Stephanie Bennett, 37, and she was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.

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The cause of this deadly North Carolina car accident is unclear, but this could be yet another case of a distracted driver causing a fatal accident.

As North Carolina and Virginia car accident attorneys who handle personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, we are saddened that 3154 people died in 2013 across America due to distracted driving. 

Far too many serious car and truck accidents happen because drivers are talking and texting on cell phones, playing with the radio, eating, or are otherwise distracted while driving.

When a loved one dies in a car accident due to the negligence of a driver, one option to consider is to sue the driver for wrongful death in civil court. This action cannot undo the accident, but it can provide the devastated family with needed funds.

For example, there are many wrongful death accidents where the person who died had dependents, and the money is desperately needed so that the children can have a normal life and go to college.

In such cases, a wrongful death lawsuit providing potentially millions of dollars can be a true life saver for a family who is trying to move on from tragedy.