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26 year-old Matthew Benoist and 31 year-old Brett Lindabury were both killed after Benoist lost control of his SUV on HWY 801. News 14 reported that the accident happened Thursday night April 2, 2009 in Iredell County, North Carolina. Benoist was driving a Ford Explorer and was trying to pass another car. When he pulled back into his lane to avoid oncoming traffic he lost control and hit a tree. Authorities stated speeding was a factor, but the accident was not alcohol related.

Auto accidents can result from a number of different factors such as speeding, cell phone usage, drinking and driving, reckless driving and many more. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another driver please contact our law firm to find out about your rights. Our injury law firm maintains a NE NC office in Elizabeth City, and our main law office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Four of our law firm’s injury lawyers are licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Virginia, and beyond.

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:, 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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