Interstate 77 was full of accidents over this past weekend due to some heavy rainfall. It is always dangerous to drive fast or recklessly, especially during inclement weather.
One individual learned this the hard way, when a fatal accident on Interstate 77 forced the North Carolina Highway Department of Transportation( NCDOT) to shut down the four-laned highway completely for almost two full hours.
The location of the accident was near exit 17, Sunset Road, a mere 5 exits away from Interstate 85 around 7:45 p.m. Saturday night.
Not too many details of the accident have been released yet, but everyone is diligently working together to discover the source of the car accident. As of right now, all that is known is that there was a serious car accident where at least one person was killed on impact.
Firefighters and police officers rushed onto the scene; but were unable to revive the driver of the car that crashed.
It can be assumed that the weather attributed to the damage, as with the rain and fog, distances seem to blur between you and the next vehicle. It is always prudent to keep a safe distance while travelling in the rain, snow, or sleet; and to drive the speed limit or less if there is water on the roadways.
If you or someone you know have been injured in a car accident, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP toll-free at 877-374-5999 for more information about your claim.
Charlotte commuters had quite a drive Tuesday morning when traffic was back-up so severely that people who typically have a 30 minute drive were in traffic for almost an hour and half!
The news reports state that the two accidents were on Charlotte’s biggest thoroughfares: Interstate 77 and Interstate 485.
The car crash on I-77 was near the Woodlawn exit, or exit 6 for your fellow commuters. That brought traffic to a complete standstill around 8:00 a.m., the time most of us leave for work. There was even one point when traffic was backed up almost 10 full miles, where cars were at a complete stop.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police with the aid of the NC Highway Patrol were able to push the accident over onto the shoulder and clear the affected area. However, as onlookers know, wrecked cars on the side of the road are still going to cause a terrible back-up.
The I-485 wreck also had traffic to a suffiecent halt for most of the morning. Traffic began to move, but at a snail’s pace.
What is important to note is that when you, or someone you know is involved in a serious car accident, you do not want everyone to stop and stare. Not only does it create serious road rage, but also, the victim of the crash most likely does not appreciate people staring at their misfortune.
At Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower,LLP, we understand all the ends and outs of a serious car accident. We have attorneys licensed in both North and South Carolina, and are ready, willing, and able to hear your claim today. Contact us toll-free at 877-374-5999.
According to the local news reports, two Charlotte residents were injured in a car crash this past Thursday afternoon.
Apparently the crash occurred shortly after noon, in the Ballantyne area; right at the intersection of Lancaster Highway and Johnston Road.
The emergency medics have reported that the crash has left both victims with potentially life-threatening injuries. They were subsequently taken via helicopter to the closer medical facility, which was Carolians Medical Center- Main.
The Authorities have still not been able to determine if alcohol was a source of the accident or not. However, the investigation is still underwy.
Any type of serious injury can bring harm to the victim and his/her loved ones. One may have an action to recover damages for injuries sustained during an accident. Contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP 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.
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.
Highway work crews were busy on Friday afternoon after a violent accident occcured on Interstate 77. The highway crews worked to clear debris from the Interstate after a vehicle accident.
The accident occurred around 3:11 p.m. at the intersection of Interstate 77 and the Brookshire Freeway. The NC Department of Transportation expects delays and to use caution when traveling through the area. Traffic was backed up almost 9 miles to Interstate 485 near the border of North and South Carolina.
Any type of serious injury can bring harm to the victim and his/her loved ones. One may have an action to recover damages for injuries sustained during an accident.
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.