BURKE COUNTY, NC — One man has died, and a woman was taken to the hospital after a traffic collision in Burke County, North Carolina on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, according to WBTV’s news report.
Investigators believe that 49-year-old David Anderson was killed when he was struck by a vehicle as he was assisting a stranded motorist in front of his home on Highway 18 around 10:00 Wednesday evening.
Scene of the Accident
David Anderson was killed in the accident. The driver of the stranded vehicle was identified in the report as Lorrine Vaughn, who was also hurt in the crash.
The driver of the offending vehicle was identified in the report as Conan Hunt, who currently faces drunk driving related charges in connection with the accident.
North Carolina State Police are helping with the crash investigation.
Finding out where the alleged drunk driver in this accident should be priority one for investigators. What is significant about this information? Well, all drunk drivers are not created equal, and in the State of North Carolina, a bartender or server is forbidden from serving alcohol if they have any suspicion that the customer is going to drive. If the customer displays bloodshot eyes, trouble walking and balancing, and poor motor skills, all while talking about driving home after the bar, the bar can be held liable for the accident if they allow them to leave, and if alcohol is found to be the cause of the accident.
–Grossman Law Offices