Parents Sue Police After Son Killed by Taser

The parents of a deceased Charlotte man are suing the police department after their son died from being shocked by a Taser last year.

In the suit, Charlotte police are accused of using excessive, deadly force when shocking the 21-year-old man twice in July 2011.

Parents of the boy say he was shocked during an altercation between him and his girlfriend at the light rail station.

The Police attorney says the city is preparing their defense in the suit, which was filed Tuesday in federal court.  According to the Police attorney, the young man’s death is certainly tragic, but he nonetheless believes that the officers involved acted properly.

Recent studies have shown that between 2001 and 2008 351 people in the United States died after being shocked police Tasers.  Neighborhoods and communities across the nation trust police officers to serve and protect our loved ones.  However, the nature of police work demands officers to walk a fine line in using the appropriate amount of force to restrain individuals.  If you or someone you love has been injured in a serious accident involving a police officer or Taser gun, call Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free. 

Man Killed While Pushing Stalled Vehicle

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, a 48-year-old North Carolina man is dead after being struck by a car while he was pushing his stalled SUV on McArthur Road.

The man was pushing his 1995 Ford SUV early Wednesday morning wen he was struck from behind by a man driving a 2013 Hyundai.

The 31-year-old driver of the Hyundai was charged with driving under the influence.

There was also a woman witness who had been steering the SUV.  However, she left the scene after the accident.

Authorities are continuing their investigation into the incident.

Studies reveal that of the 10,839 people who were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in 2009 were drivers with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher.  The remaining fatalities that year consisted of 2,891 motor-vehicle occupants and 667 non-occupants.  If you plan on consuming alcohol, be sure to make plans for your traveling or arrange for a designated driver.  Unfortunately, drunk driving continues to injure people and take lives, despite widespread action to counteract and prevent its occurrence.  If you have been involved in a drunk driving incident, call the Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

 

South Charlotte Crash Involves CMPD Cruiser

An accident involving a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer caused delays on a busy south Charlotte road Friday morning.

The crash happened on Providence Road at Pineville-Matthews road.  A CMPD cruiser was involved in the messy crash.

Crews worked to clear the scene of the accident while traffic backed up along the nearby roadways.

Details are still forthcoming on the seriousness of the injuries caused by crash.

Studies conducted by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reveal that approximately 162 police officers die each year in the line of duty.  Our police officers have a dangerous job.  Unfortunately, even police officers can be injured or killed in traffic accidents while on the job.  If you or a loved one is involved in a serious accident with an emergency vehicle, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Victim Struck and Killed in Evening Crash

State troopers shut down all westbound lanes of Interstate 40 after a person was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday.

Police and medics received alerts from the accident at around 7:30 p.m.   All lanes were closed until around 11 p.m.

Officials are continuing an investigation into the tragic occurrence.

Nearly 12 pedestrians are killed in a traffic-related accident every day in the United States.   It is the duty of all road users to share the road and be alert to what is happening around them.  If you have been injured in a serious pedestrian accident or otherwise, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Fatal Single Car Crash Kills Two in Charlotte

Two people are dead after a car veered off the road and crashed on Bellhaven Boulevard early Monday morning.

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. when a man driving a green BMW veered off the road, caught fire, and collided into some trees.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police were the first to arrive on the scene of the fiery crash.  Two officers attempted to free the driver from the car just as Fire Department officials arrived.

Both a 29-year-old man and a 36 year-old man were killed in the crash.  A passenger was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Although nighttime traffic volume is approximately half that of daytime, about 62% of all traffic fatalities nationwide occur at night.  If you or someone you know has been injured in a serious accident, day or night, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.