A Charlotte woman who was speeding and apparently on drugs crashed into a CATS bus causing her 2-year-old to be ejected from her car Friday afternoon in southwest Charlotte.
The crash happened on South Tryon near Yorkmont Road at approximately 3:30 p.m. The woman driver was traveling northbound on South Tryon Street when her car sideswiped into a 2001 Chrysler Concorde. She then slammed into a CATS bus and her 2-year-old son was ejected from the car.
South Tryon was blocked on both sides for 2 hours while crews worked to clear the scene. The 2-year-old was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries. The woman was also transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators of the crash in a preliminary investigation found that the child was not properly restrained in the child seat.
The woman driver has been arrested and charged with DWI, no operators license, reckless driving, failure to reduce speed, child restrain violation, and two counts of felony serious injury by vehicle.
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