One person was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a crash that occurred on Wednesday on Interstate 485 in south Mecklenburg. According to N.C. Highway Patrol, the wreck was reported at approximately 1:40 p.m. on the inner loop of I-485 near mile marker 54.
It took firefighters an agonizing 20 minutes to rescue someone who had been trapped inside of a vehicle. Once extracted from the fiery car, the person was taken to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment.
The crash caused congestion between exits 51 and 57 up until almost 3:00 p.m.
Motor vehicle travel has given the modern driver an endless number of advantages and conveniences to enhance our everyday lives. So it’s not surprising that motor vehicle travel is the most common means of transportation in the U.S. However, along with those conveniences, motor vehicle transportation also comes with its own set of disadvantages and risks. Traffic fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes takes its tragic position at the top of the list. In fact, motor vehicle accidents were the cause of an estimated 90 deaths each day in 2010. Moreover, a startling 32,885 people were killed in the approximately 5,419,000 police reported motor-vehicle crashes that occurred in that same year.
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