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NCDOT Wants More Distance Between Cars And Cyclists

2015 was a busy year for the North Carolina Department of Transportation – one that culminated with a 10-page report from the agency detailing numerous proposed changes to state law governing the relationship between vehicles and bicycles on our roadways. According to the NCDOT, 19 cyclists are killed with more than 650 others being hit by… Read more »

7 Shocking Motorcycle Stats to Remember in 2016

Travel safety is a popular concern around the holidays. Between the nighttime holiday parties, hectic parking lots, and long road trips to visit extended family, accident rates can increase dramatically. That’s why the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood decided to do a little research into motorcycle safety this season and figure out just how… Read more »

Underage Holly Springs Man Charged with DWI In Fatal Crash

A 20-year-old from Holly Springs struck a pedestrian while driving Saturday night, according to WRAL. The driver, Darrius Cortez Gilbert, was allegedly driving drunk after consuming alcohol underage when he struck a pedestrian. The accident occurred at about 11PM at the intersection of N.C. Highway 55 and New Hill Road in Holly Springs. The pedestrian, Jesse… Read more »

Truck Safety Questioned After Fatal Crash Left Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition

A fatal crash that left actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition Saturday has raised questions about the safety of commercial truck driving and driver schedules. The accident occurred early Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury Township, NJ as a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia failed to slow down for traffic ahead. Though driver Kevin Roper swerved at the… Read more »

Infographic: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

For those who may not be aware, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Though at the Law Offices of D. Hardison Wood we believe motorcyclists should practice extreme caution every month, this month in particular is a great time to tighten up on your motorcycle safety practices — and your helmet. According to the National Safety… Read more »

Head-On Collision Kills One, Shuts Down Entire Section of I-40 West in Raleigh

Reports say that at around 4:45 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a man traveling eastbound on I-40 crossed over the highway median and into the westbound lanes, where he collided head-on with another car. The driver of the other car, Catherine Obie, an 83-year-old woman from Durham, was killed. The wreck occurred near Raleigh at mile marker 295,… Read more »

Nine Injured As School Bus, Tractor-Trailer Collide in Johnston County

Early this morning, officials say a Johnston County wreck involving a middle school bus and a tractor-trailer sent nine people to the hospital – many of whom were students. According to reports, the wreck happened shortly after 7 am on U.S. Highway 70, right near the Uzzle Industrial Drive in the town of Wilson’s Mills. Sources… Read more »

Pedestrian Tragically Killed in Raleigh Wreck

At around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, September 28, tragedy struck for 24-year-old David Hamilton, Jr. According to police reports, Hamilton was walking near Capital Boulevard and Spring Forest Road in Raleigh when he was struck by a vehicle. Hamilton sustained serious injuries during the wreck, and was transported to WakeMed hospital for treatment, where he later died Sunday,… Read more »

Help Keep Children Safe On the Road

An alarming statistic from the National Highway Transit Safety Association: In 2011, each day, close to two children under the age of 13 were killed and 338 were injured as a result of motor vehicle crashes. That’s a huge number. And of those who died, more than a third were either not wearing seat belts… Read more »

Tragic Raleigh Wreck

On August 2nd at 8:20 pm, a catastrophe struck for the O’Neal family.  Twenty-two-year-old Tyeqauze Damar O’Neal was speeding on East Millbrook Road in North Raleigh between Tralee and Burnlee Place, driving 80mph in a 35mph zone, according to police.  Losing control of his 1994 Toyota Camry, he collided head on with a 2003 Chrysler… Read more »