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Charlotte Woman Charged with Misdemeanor Death by Vehicle

A Charlotte woman has been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor death by vehicle after she was involved in a fatal car accident Sunday morning. Accordingly, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrested the woman after she crashed her SUV into a Saturn and the driver subsequently died.

The police have not released what they believe to be the cause of the accident, however, the report does state that the 38 year old Charlotte resident crossed over the center line on Mallard Creek Road near the intersection of Sawgrass Ridge Place and struck a Saturn Ion head-on.

According to a nearby witness, the SUV flew up in the air, flipped twice while still air-born, and then landed on its hood. The witness stated that apparently the Saturn flipped as well, causing firefighters to have a tough time getting the driver out. It took the Fire Department 27 minutes to free the now deceased passenger of the Saturn.

The driver of the Saturn was pronounced dead upon arrival to Carolinas Medical Center. Two other passengers were airlifted to CMC-Main with Life threatening injuries.

Another witness played her role in supporting her community, when she ran to the SUV to help the four children inside. The witness states that the children all crawled out of the SUV and into her arms, where they stayed until the ambulance arrived. The children only had minor injuries and lacerations.

The Police arrested the driver of the SUV and charged her with “misdemeanor death by vehicle and driving with no liability insurance.”

She was released late Sunday night from the Mecklenburg County Jail  under $10,500 bond.

The police have stated they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Being involved in any sort of accident can be terrible and frightening, whether you were the person at fault or not. At Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, we have been exposed to every type of car accident and are equipped to handle your case. Contact us today for a free consultation at 704-499-9000 or toll free at 877-374-5999.

One Person Airlifted After Three Car Charlotte Crash

At least three people were injured in a car wreck last Tuesday afternoon on the SouthEast side of Charlotte.  The incident happened just before 5 p.m. at the intersection of Ardrey Kell and Providence Road.

One person had to be taken by helicopter from the scene with serious injuries while the other two victims were transported to the Carolina Medical Center in Pineville.

According to the police reports, two SUV’s and a pickup truck were heavily damaged during the accident.  Also, A Charlotte Mecklenburg School bus was struck during the crash, but was not involved in the accident with the other cars, according to a report.

Police have not yet said if charges will be filed against any of the drivers.

Contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to consult with one of our personal injury attorneys.  Our personal injury attorneys understand the emotional and financial hardships facing persons injured in an accident and want to help you or someone you might know.  We are licensed in both North and South Carolina, where you can contact us at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Davidson Mother Killed in Fatal Head-On Collision

A Davidson woman has died after being involved in a head-on collision on N.C. Highway 150 South in Tyro Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened at around 3:00 p.m. when a Ford Mustang being driven by a 21-year-old man struck her.  The man was driving his car north on N.C. 150 and crossed the centerline, striking the woman’s vehicle head-on.

According to reports, the woman was on her way to pick up medicine for her 8-year-old daughter who was suffering from a sore throat.  Riding with the woman in her Chevrolet Cavalier was her two children, ages 9 and 8, and another child, age 9.

The woman, along with all three, passenger children, was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

The woman, a 28-year-old student at Davidson County Community College, was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon at WFBMC.

The children have since been treated and released.

Studies conducted in 2010 by NHTSA reveal that an alarming 32,885 people were killed in the estimated 5,419,000 police reported motor-vehicle crashes that occurred that year.  With motor vehicle travel being the most popular means of transportation, and the ever increasing number of drivers on the road, there are always reasons to practice safe driving and take all appropriate precautions for the safety of you and your passengers.  However, it’s not always possible to protect ourselves and family  members from the erratic driving of other road users.  If you or your loved ones are involved in a serious accident, call the competent Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free. 

Charlotte Three Car Crash Causes Life-Threatening Injuries

A major Steele Creek roadway was shut down after a three-way car crash, leaving one car turned completely up on its side.

Authorities responded when reports of the incident came in around 2 p.m. on the 15400 block of West Shopton Road in the Steele Creek area. Three people were injured in the crash.  One person was reported as having life-threatening injuries, and the remaining two people suffered potentially life-threatening injuries. All three victims were transported to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment.

With motor vehicle travel being the number one means of transportation in the U.S., it’s not surprising that motor vehicle crashes were the cause of 90 deaths per day in 2010.  Every trip to the store or drive across town presents its own set of risks, and road conditions and weather can vary those risks significantly.  Therefore, it is necessary to stay informed and take appropriate safety precautions.

Rain or shine, the  Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower understand that even most cautious drivers can be injured in a serious car accident. 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.  

Two Injured in Charlotte Car Crash

Early on Saturday morning, two people were injured in a crash that occurred when a woman lost control of her car, took out a utility pole, and crashed into a tree.The crash happened at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Eastway Drive near the Plaza.

According to authorities, once the car came to a crashing halt, the woman driver got out of the car and ran. The woman driver was caught a short distance away.

Both the woman driver and the male passenger were hospitalized and are being treated for broken bones.

It is important to stay vigilant when it comes to driver safety.  When taking the wheel, be sure that all seat belts, air bats and head restraints are in working order.  If children are riding along. be sure that all child safety seats and restraints are properly installed.  While driving, refrain from eating, texting, or fiddling with electrical equipment or other distractions.

Taking the right precautions can make the difference of life or death.  However, even the most cautious of drivers can be involved in a serious accident.  When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, the  Car 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.