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SUV and CATS bus Collide in Charlotte

Two people are injured after an accident involving a SUV and a CATS bus happened on Clanton Road Thursday morning.

The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Clanton Road near Interstate 77 after a SUV and a CATS bus collided.

Emergency crews had to block a portion of the intersection while working the scene. According to MEDIC,  two people were injured in the accident.  One person suffered life-threatening injuries, while the other suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The bus had two passengers at the time of the wreck, but they were not injured.

The studies conducted in 2010 by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration reveal that Of the fatalities involving large vehicles, such as commercial trucks and busses, 76 percent were occupants of other vehicles, 10 percent were nonoccupants, and 14 percent were occupants of the large trucks.  It’s essential that drivers of these large vehicles share the road and other motorists stay visible to the drivers of large vehicles.  If you or someone you know is injured in a serious accident call the trusted Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

CATS Bus Crashes Into Charlotte Motorcyclist

A crash involving a CATS bus and a motorcycle on Friday night has left at least two injured.

The crash happened at the 1500 block on N. Tryon Street at around 10:25 p.m. after the bus, making a left turn from N. Tryon Street onto Dalton Avenue, turned in front of a 1999 Yamaha Motorcycle traveling south on N. Tryon Street.

The motorcyclist was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

At the time of the crash, the bus had 12 passengers.  One passenger was transported to Carolinas Medical Center with minor injuries.

Police continue to investigate the crash.

It’s important for all motorists to remember that motorcyclists have the very same rights and privileges as any other motor vehicles on the road.  Therefore, motorist should not hesitate to share the road and stay alert to the presence of motorcyclists.  Further, motorcycles are encourages to stay visible to other drivers.  If you have ever been involved in a serious motorcycle accident, call 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free and speak directly with one of the Motorcycle Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower.  You and your loved ones can breath easy with the best accident attorneys in their corner.

Two Hospitalized After Crash With CATS Bus in Uptown Charlotte

Two people have been hospitalized after a crash in uptown involving a CATS Special Transportation bus on Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened at the intersection of East Third street and South Davidson Street in the Second Ward.

According to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police, a black Volvo containing two people collided with the bus.  The driver of the car was rushed to Carolina Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the bus was transported to Presbyterian Hospital with less-serious injuries.

A passenger of the CATS bus also suffered injuries, but was not sent to the hospital.

Police continue to investigate the crash.

It’s not a well known fact, but drivers are at a serious disadvantage if involved in a crash with a larger vehicle, such as a large truck or bus.  Car occupants, usually the driver, suffer 78 percent of fatalities in crashes involving large trucks or busses.   So it’s important that drivers exercise extra caution around these large vehicles.  Call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower if you have been involved in a serious accident.  Our attorneys can be there to assist you on your path to recovery by investigating all aspects of the accident and holding all parties accountable for your loss. Call today to speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.  Hire the most trusted accident attorneys with whom you and your loved ones can invest the most confidence.

CATS Bus Turned Over After Crash With Tractor-Trailer

Emergency personnel rushed to the scene of a violent crash between a CATS bus and a tractor-trailer Monday afternoon.

The crash occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Tyvola Centre Driver and West Tyvola Road when the bus and the tractor-trailer collided causing the CATS bus to turn over on its side.

According to Medics, nine people were rushed to area hospitals, including the bus driver.

A spokesperson for CATS says that the bus was making a routine stop when it was hit in the rear by the tractor-trailer.  At the time of the crash the bus had 11 passengers.

Charlotte Mecklenburg police on the scene had to shut down all inbound and outbound lanes on Tyvola Road for several hours while conducting an investigation of the crash.  The road was reopened around 8 p.m.

No charges have been filed as of yet.

Although truck drivers are generally required to have skills above that of the normal driver, the size of these vehicles provides reason enough to exercise extra vigilance in their presence.  If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower.  Our experienced litigators will investigate all aspects of the accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call today to speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.  Hire our skilled accident attorneys so that you and your loved ones can rest easy and feel confident on your path to recovery.