enchanted4est (enchanted4est) wrote,
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Fatal Accident: Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Such a sad and tragic accident in front of Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Sunday, March 6, 2011. The crash took the life of 19-year-old Lora Morrison (driver of the orange Mustang) and injured (non-life threatening injuries) Michael Rizzotti, the driver of the black truck. Unfortunately I came upon this horrific scene while stopping by Methodist University. Since I carry a camera with me whenever I go (as a photographer and photojournalist) and saw no other photographers present, I took photos. The Fayetteville Observer asked permission to use one of my photos for their news story online and in their print edition as well. I gave them permission. Below is a link to their online story with my contributed photo (click on photo to make bigger):

http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/03/06/1076335?sac=Home

Our prayers remain with everyone involved.

UPDATE: A few folks have e-mailed me to ask if I made money off of these photos, I feel it is important to post that I did not. Nor would I accept any monetary payment for them. In terms of newspapers and news stations, only staff photographers or photographers who are on assignment are paid for their work. I am not a staff photographer, and I was not on assignment. I do feel that a visual record of such events, however tragic, is important, which is why I took the photos. If any of my loved ones were ever in such an accident, I very much would want a visual record of the scene.
Tags: crash, fatal accident, fayetteville, methodist university, north carolina, photography, photos, ramsey street, wreck
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