Pedestrian Dead in Deadly Crash with Drunk Driver in Bridgeport, North Carolina
BRIDGEPORT, NC- Ncadvertiser.com writes that a drunk driver tragically killed a pedestrian late last week in an early morning accident. The incident occurred on Barnum Avenue when the victim was attempting to cross the roadway from outside of the designated cross-walk. The victim was identified as a 39-year-old man.*
The 27-year-old female driver was operating a Volkswagen Passat. Reports indicate that the police found that the woman was under the influence of alcohol when the crash occurred. She has since been charged with second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle and for driving with insufficient insurance.
While the charges did not include driving under the influence, reports indicate that second-degree manslaughter with a motor vehicle is typically a charge that is filed in cases when a driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene where they attempted life-saving procedures before rushing the victim to the hospital. The man later died as a result of blunt force injuries he suffered in the crash.
Police are still seeking any information about what caused the tragic incident.
Drink driving rates have declined in recent years, but drivers who are under the influence of alcohol still cause a high number of crashes every day and are responsible for some of the most devastating accidents on the road. Drugged driving is also becoming a concern for road safety as drivers get behind the wheel while under the influence of the increasingly legalized drug marijuana, prescription drugs, or other illegal substances. Drugged driving can be problematic for police because the ways of testing for alternative forms of intoxication are not as well studied as the tests for alcohol intoxication.
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