A school in Rocky Mount has lost a third grade teacher to a head-on accident along Route 220. The teacher died on Tuesday after her vehicle was struck by a vehicle that lost control.
The crash happened just outside of Boones Mill. The teacher was driving northbound along Route 220, when another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction lost control and drove across the median into opposing traffic. The out-of-control car struck the teacher’s vehicle head-on. Police say that the woman died at the scene. The other driver required hospital care but is expected to recover.
The teacher’s mother told reporters that it is a difficult time for her family. The mother said that her daughter was much loved, and the family is currently in shock at the loss.
The principal at the school said kind words about the teacher. He said that, in her 26 years as a teacher, she had probably taught 600 to 700 children, and all of the children were better off because of it. Staff members at the school said that the woman was a passionate teacher and they will not forget her warm memories. According to the superintendent of the school district, councilors were present at the school to speak with anyone who needed help.
The tragic loss of a family member is not something that anyone will ever completely recover from. The pain and suffering associated with the loss will endure, and the heartache will never disappear. However, family members coping with the loss of a loved one may wish to pursue wrongful death claims to seek restitution if their loved one was killed as a result of another person’s negligence.
Source: wsis.com, “Rocky Mount third grade teacher killed in head on car accident,” Christina Craig, Nov. 04, 2015