According to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police, a crash in west Charlotte involving two cars left eight people injured Tuesday evening.
The accident occurred just before 6 p.m. at the intersection of West Boulevard and Old Steele Creek Road. Among the eight injured, two were children. The children suffered non-life threatening injuries. One patient was transported to the hospital with potentially life threatening injuries.
Six individuals were taken to CMC Main, while two were transported to Presbyterian Main.
Both vehicles were said to have suffered heavy damage. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined.
In the United States, motor vehicle travel is the most common means of transportation. So it’s 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.
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