Charlotte Transportation Crisis Continues

Now that elections are over, North Carolina is turning its focus to solving the ongoing transportation crisis and addressing the toll it is taking on the economy.

North Carolina has been working for more, better and faster networks to move people throughout the city and surrounding areas.

The clogged roadways are causing crashes and choking off business opportunities, and the inadequate infrastructure is hitting drivers in operating and repair costs.

According to experts and advocates, there is no more time to waste; however, finding the political will and the taxpayer money will present challenges.

Construction and traffic congestion can be a frustrating occurrence during the everyday travels of American road users.  However, it’s important for drivers to keep in mind that the driving environment in these circumstances requires extra vigilance to prevent accidents.  If you find yourself in a construction zone or particularly congested traffic area, remain patient and pay attention to what is happening around you.  If, despite your caution, you are involved in a serious accident, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.  

Charlotte Fire Truck Crash Hospitalizes Several People

A major crash involving a Fire Department truck and a car sent at least one person to the hospital Wednesday in Charlotte.

The crash occurred at West Boulevard and South Tryon Street in the center of the intersection, and caused major delays for motorists.  Officials say the emergency vehicle entered the intersection with lights and sirens at the time of the collision.

One person was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries, the extent of which are unknown.

According to officials, none of the firefighters were injured in the crash.

Reports examining data for fatal and nonfatal traffic accidents on a nationwide scale reveal that there is an average of 2,472 fire trucks involved in police-reported accidents in the United States each year.  If you or a loved one is injured in a serious accident involving an emergency vehicle, call the competent and experienced Accident Attorneys of 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.