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North Carolina Basketball Player Involved in Car Crash

January 21, 2020

NC- The bleacherreport.comwrites that a University of North Carolina basketball guard was involved in a car crash over the weekend. The university reported that the athlete is recovering, but it is not yet known whether he will be able to participate in practices this week.*

The crash took place when the student was driving in Carrboro and a motorist traveling in the opposite direction veered into his lane. The other driver is now facing charges for driving under the influence. 

Coaches and teammates are hoping to get the player, who is their third-leading scorer, back on the court as soon as possible. The team will be facing Pittsburgh next weekend.  

This season has been a challenging one for the Tar Heels, who have experienced numerous injuries among those in their roster. The guard injured in the crash last week also sustained an ankle sprain earlier this season, which impacted his ability to compete. Other players have been limited by injuries as well, including a torn ACL. 

While drunk driving has declined as an issue in the United States, the numbers still indicate that far too many people are dying in these preventable crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 30 people are killed each day in collisions caused by impaired drivers. In total, more than 10,000 people are killed each year, and 29 percent of all fatal wrecks are the result of a drunk driver. 

Every state has a legal limit of .08 percent alcohol by volume, but a high number of drivers violate this law. There are plenty of ways to avoid driving under the influence. Designated drivers and rideshare companies make it possible to get a ride any time that a person decides to consume alcohol. 

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