Herb Auger Weighs in on a Head-on Collision with a School Bus That Killed 4 Teens

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North Carolina personal injury lawyer Herb Auger of Auger & Auger weighs in on the tragic deaths of four teens who died in a head-on collision with a school bus.

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Four teens were killed when the 2000 Nissan Maxima they were in crashed head-on into a North Carolina school bus. The school bus driver, Kinyata Locklear, 36, was hospitalized in serious condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

The four teens who died in the crash were Tylek McNair, 18, Kashawn Leonard, 19, Daylon Cummings, 15, and Kadaufei Worley, 16. Worley, the car’s driver was wearing a seat belt. The other three in the car were ejected, reported ABC News. All died as a result of accident-related injuries.

The State Highway Patrol said that the driver went around a curve at 80 miles per hour, lost control and traveled into the lane of the school bus. The school bus was going in the opposite direction of the car at the time of the collision. There were no children on the bus.

Attorney at law Herb Auger of Auger & Auger said that it was too early to confirm who was at fault. While the teens were going too fast, there were some unusual circumstances.

Before the crash, Worley’s car was called in as "suspicious" and followed by a driver who called authorities, said ABC News. Why the caller thought the teens' car was suspicious, or what other factors led up to the accident were unreported. To confuse matters, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol believed that a suspicious vehicle being followed by the sheriff's department was behind the Nissan at the time of the accident.

The events leading up to accident were being investigated by the Robeson County Sheriff's Office while the State Highway Patrol investigated the crash, reported ABC News.

Motor vehicle crashes are the top cause of death for American teenagers, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The majority of serious teen driver crashes are linked to driver errors. The most common errors include lack of scanning needed to detect and respond to hazards, going too fast for road conditions, and being distracted by something either inside or outside of the vehicle. When teen drivers ride with other passengers, their risk of being in a fatal car accident doubles.

However, if the Worley’s Nissan was being chased or the teens felt in danger while being followed, this may put blame for the accident on someone other than the teens. Auto accident compensation depends on the circumstances of the accident. While money will not bring loved ones back, the compensation can help the families of those who died.

“Let’s let the investigation take place before making any assumptions,” said Auger.

The ABC News story cited is “4 Teen Killed in Head-on Collision with School Bus in Robeson County.”

The personal injury attorneys at Auger & Auger have helped many people obtain the compensation they deserve following auto accidents in North Carolina. For answers about personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits, contact Auger & Auger at 704-364-3361.

About Auger & Auger:

Auger & Auger is a premier North Carolina personal injury law firm dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury. The lawyers at Auger & Auger strive for excellence in the service and representation of all clients. The firm’s lawyers meet with each individual and personalize services to ease the journey through what can be a confusing and difficult time. Auger & Auger attorneys offer free initial consultations to North Carolina personal injury victims.

Auger & Auger has offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina. For more information, please visit http://www.augerlaw.com or call 704.315.2589.

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