A major intersection was shut down after a violent crash sent several drivers to the emergency room Tuesday evening.
According to police, at approximately 11 p.m. the driver of one car involved in the crash blew through a red light at the intersection of Pineville-Matthews Road and Johnston Road.
Impact occurred in the middle of the crossroads when a white truck crashed into a silver Infinity, causing the two vehicles to careen off the road some twenty feet.
The force of the moving vehicles caused a utility pole to snap in half.
Firefighters on the scene extracted the man from the Infinity among the live wires from the down power lines, but the accident has left some with serious personal injury.
Motor vehicle travel is the most common means of transportation in the country. So it’s certainly not surprising that motor vehicle crashes were the cause of 90 deaths per day in 2010. In fact, an alarming 32,885 people were killed in the estimated 5,419,000 police reported motor-vehicle crashes that occurred that year. There are precautions you can take, however, to help protect yourself and your family and to also help decrease the number of deaths and injuries on our nation’s highways. Firstly, never drink and drive. It’s always safer to call a cab or a friend. Also, obey posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more you increase your risk of being involved in a crash. Try to avoid distractions like eating, texting or fiddling with electronic devices. Stay alert and never drive while you are feeling fatigued or drowsy. Lastly, always be sure that you and all of your passengers are wearing a seat belt or are properly restrained before you begin your drive.
Taking the right precautions can make the difference of life or death. However, even the most vigilant of drivers can be involved in a serious accident. When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower can be there to assist you on your path to recovery. We can investigate all aspects of the accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free. Hire the best accident attorneys with whom you and your loved ones can invest the most confidence.