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Victim Struck and Killed in Evening Crash

State troopers shut down all westbound lanes of Interstate 40 after a person was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday.

Police and medics received alerts from the accident at around 7:30 p.m.   All lanes were closed until around 11 p.m.

Officials are continuing an investigation into the tragic occurrence.

Nearly 12 pedestrians are killed in a traffic-related accident every day in the United States.   It is the duty of all road users to share the road and be alert to what is happening around them.  If you have been injured in a serious pedestrian accident or otherwise, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Pedestrians Seriously Injured After Being Struck in Huntersville

Two people are suffering from serious injuries after being hit by a car Monday night in Huntersville.

According to paramedics, they responded to the scene of the collision around 9 p.m. on the 14600 block of Statesville Road.

Two pedestrians were attempting to cross the road when both were struck.

The two were rushed to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Police have not yet released more details on the collision.

Recent studies by the NHTSA reveal that nearly twelve people were killed every day in pedestrian/motor-vehicle crashes in 2010.  It is always important for motorists to remember to share the road and look out for pedestrians.  If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a pedestrian/motor-vehicle crash, call the competent and trusted Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Drunk Driver Hits And Kills Pedestrian in Charlotte

A Charlotte man is facing charges of DWI after hitting and killing a pedestrian early Friday morning on Prosperity Church Road in northeast Charlotte.

The crash happened around 3:45 a.m., between Loganville Drive and Pantherville Drive when the man hit and killed a pedestrian that was walking his dog.

Police say the pedestrian died a few moments after the incident.  His dog was taken to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Animal Care and Control Bureau for treatment for a broken hind leg.

The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested on the scene and charged with DWI.  Additional charges may be pending.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, 32,885 people were killed in traffic collisions in 2010, which includes the 10,228 fatalities that resulted from drunk driving crashes.  Drunk driving has affected families across the U.S. and beyond.  If you or someone you know is hurt in a DWI accident or otherwise, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Local School Crossing Guard Struck and Killed

Students and co-workers mourned the loss of a crossing guard at a local school after the man was killed while directing traffic outside Mt. Mourne School in Iredell County.

The 59-year-old retiree was hit after a 23-year-old woman, who claims she did not see the man, was waved through traffic and struck the man shortly after 3 p.m.

The man was wearing an orange vest and waving an orange baton at the time he was struck.  There were also orange cones on the road at the time of the crash.  Some witnesses claim that “the only way not to see him is to not be looking.”

On the other hand, neighbors near the school report that the area is in need of some changes and that the traffic patterns have rapidly changed over the last 10 years.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation says engineers plan to look at the school zone area to see if any changes to the area would be appropriate.

According to investigators, the woman was not speeding nor was she impaired.  The woman is not yet facing charges, however, the district attorneys office has received the case for review.

School crossing guards play a crucial role in the safety of our children in route to school, yet these brave workers are at risk for traumatic injuries every day while on the job.  In fact, from 1993-2008, 120 crossing guards were killed on the job in the U.S.  Drivers should always be aware of what is happening around them on the road.  If you or someone you know is involved in a serious accident, it is imperative that you find an attorney that can pave your path to recovery.  Call Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Two Pedestrians Seriously Injured After Hit by Car in Charlotte

Two people are suffering from serious injuries after being hit by a car on Monday night.

Paramedics responded to the scene of the collision around 9 p.m. in the 14600 block of Statesville Road.

The two individuals were walking across the road when they were struck by the vehicle.  Both were immediately rushed to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Police have not yet released the remaining details on the incident.

Studies conducted by the National Highway and Safety Administration reveal that in the year 2010, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic collisions in the United States.  All road users, pedestrians and motorists alike, are equally responsible for sharing the road.  That’s why it’s important that drivers stay alert for all other road users and pedestrians should stay visible for drivers.  If you or a loved one is injured in a serious accident, you need trusted and competent attorneys to clear a successful path to recovery.  Call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.