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.

Charlotte Driver Killed After Losing Control

A Charlotte driver died in an early morning crash after his car veered off the roadway and hit some woods Monday.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police were the first to arrive on the scene at the 7800 block of Belhaven Boulevard around 3:30 a.m.

A 29-year-old driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

The man, driving a BMW passenger vehicle veered off the road into a wooded area, coming to a halt on a hill at a 45-degree angle.  The car then caught fire.

The two police officers on the scene attempted to free the man from the fiery vehicle as firefighters began to show up.

The passenger was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are still working to find the cause of the fatal accident.

In years 2008 & 2009, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death.  Whether it’s day or night, safe driving techniques can make the difference of life or death for you and your loved ones.  If you find yourself in a serious accident, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Pedestrians Seriously Injured After Being Struck in Huntersville

Two people are suffering from serious injuries after being hit by a car Monday night in Huntersville.

According to paramedics, they responded to the scene of the collision around 9 p.m. on the 14600 block of Statesville Road.

Two pedestrians were attempting to cross the road when both were struck.

The two were rushed to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Police have not yet released more details on the collision.

Recent studies by the NHTSA reveal that nearly twelve people were killed every day in pedestrian/motor-vehicle crashes in 2010.  It is always important for motorists to remember to share the road and look out for pedestrians.  If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a pedestrian/motor-vehicle crash, call the competent and trusted Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Ambulance Driver Faces Charges After Fatal Wreck

An emergency personnel worker is awaiting his day in court after being charged in a deadly ambulance wreck that killed a co-worker in September.

The man was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle at the time of the deadly wreck that happened in front of Carolinas Medical Center.

The man was charged for pulling out in front of a tractor-trailer on U.S. 74, killing his co-worker passenger.

The driver of both the ambulance and the tractor-trailer fortunately did not suffer any serious injuries.

Emergency personnel gathered around to pray before the passenger’s body was taken from the scene.

The male driver was scheduled to have his case tried on Thursday morning; however, the case was continued until February.

In 2010, there were over 250 reported ambulance crashes in the United States.  Every day, there are around 50,000 ambulances on the nation’s roads and highways responding to emergencies and saving lives.  Drivers and other road users should always stay alert for the presence of these vehicles for their own safety as well as the safety of those inside emergency vehicles.  If you have been involved in a serious accident with an emergency vehicle or otherwise, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Tragic Crash Claims Life of Young Charlotte Mother

A Charlotte man is facing charges after being involved in a two-vehicle crash that claimed the life of a young mother.

The accident happened around 8 p.m. when the 48-year-old driver crashed into the now deceased woman’s pickup truck at the intersection of Northam Road and Senad Road in Rockingham.  There are indications that the accident was caused by the man’s failure to stop at a stop sign.

At the time of the crash, the 27-year-old woman was driving her Ford pickup containing her 32-year-old friend and her three young children.  The woman passenger and the children were transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, and later released.

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the Ford driven by the woman was impacted on the front driver’s side, ejecting her from the vehicle as it landed on it’s side.  The man’s truck then hit a road sign and tombstone before veering into the Northam Road Cemetery.

The charges against the male driver can carry a maximum penalty of 150 days in jail.  Troopers state that there are no indications suggesting alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident.

Nearly 70,000 police-reported motor-vehicle crashes occur annually at stop signs, and nearly a third of these crashes involve injuries.  In our hurried daily lifestyles, it’s not always easy for drivers to remember to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.  But those signs are there for a reason and taking the time to pause completely could make the difference of life or death for you or your loved ones.  If you or someone you love’s life is put to a stop by a serious accident, please call the Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.