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John Quoc Vong’s mother, Nga Thi Nguyet Ngo, was driving down Kings Mill Rd in Greensboro, North Carolina when a vehicle backed out a driveway and hit their SUV. Ngo’s SUV rolled over after hitting the other vehicle and Vong was thrown from the vehicle. According to patrol officers, Vong was not wearing a seatbelt. . 6 year-old Vong died as a result of the Friday morning accident. There were no reports stating if Ngo was injured. The driver of the other car, Garrison Spencer Clark, was uninjured. The two car accident is still under investigation and according to WFMY News State Troopers have not stated in charges will be filed on the accident.

According to North Carolina Child Passenger Safety Law, “A properly used child restraint device (CRD) is required if the child is less than 8 years old AND weighs less than 80 pounds. Most parents and other care givers will be able to comply by using belt-positioning booster seats for children between 40 and 80 pounds. The child must be within the weight range for the child restraint/booster seat and it must meet Federal standards in effect at time of manufacture.”

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia, with offices in northeast NC and Virginia Beach (VA), practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is: hsinjurylaw.com, the firm edits three injury law blogs: Virginia Beach Injuryboard & Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects.

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