A crash on Interstate 77 brought traffic to a halt in south Charlotte Monday morning.

The wreck happened around 6:15 a.m. near Clanton Road on the right side of the southbound lanes of I-77.  Two lanes were shut down for an hour while crews worked to clear the scene.

Two ambulances arrived on the scene and transported three people to the hospital.  The injuries were said to be non-life threatening.

Lanes were reopened around 7 a.m.  Traffic was backed up for approximately three hours with heavy delays at the Morehead Street intersection in uptown.

Studies by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration reveal that in 2009 motor-vehicle crashes were the 11th most common cause of death in the U.S.  If you or someone you love is injured in a serious accident, get the most competent accident attorneys on your side by calling the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.