A Davidson College baseball coach was seriously injured in a crash that occurred Tuesday night after his van was struck from behind by a speeding driver on Interstate 77 north, near I-485 in Charlotte.
The crash was reported at approximately 9:20 p.m. According to reports, both vehicles went off the highway. The force of the crash sent the man’s van spinning around until it collided sideways with a tree. Two lanes were closed as Highway Patrol and medical rescue units responded to the crash. The drivers of each car were hospitalized.
The baseball coach who was driving the van suffered multiple injuries, including a broken leg and kneecap, broken ribs, a punctured lung, and cuts on his head. Authorities say that the man is stable and expected to recover.
According to reports, alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
Traffic collisions are an inevitable drawback to the many advantages brought about by modern transportation. But with motor vehicle travel being the number one means of transportation in the country, it’s not surprising that 32,885 people were killed in the estimated 5,419,000 police reported motor-vehicle crashes that occurred in 2010. Moreover, the tragic nature of motor vehicle collisions becomes especially prominent when accidents happen to loved ones and/or well-liked people in our communities. The reality is, accidents can happen at any time, any where and to anyone. So there is nothing more valuable than staying informed and taking every precaution to protect yourself and your family.
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