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Charlotte Transportation Crisis Continues

Now that elections are over, North Carolina is turning its focus to solving the ongoing transportation crisis and addressing the toll it is taking on the economy.

North Carolina has been working for more, better and faster networks to move people throughout the city and surrounding areas.

The clogged roadways are causing crashes and choking off business opportunities, and the inadequate infrastructure is hitting drivers in operating and repair costs.

According to experts and advocates, there is no more time to waste; however, finding the political will and the taxpayer money will present challenges.

Construction and traffic congestion can be a frustrating occurrence during the everyday travels of American road users.  However, it’s important for drivers to keep in mind that the driving environment in these circumstances requires extra vigilance to prevent accidents.  If you find yourself in a construction zone or particularly congested traffic area, remain patient and pay attention to what is happening around you.  If, despite your caution, you are involved in a serious accident, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.  

Charlotte Fire Truck Crash Hospitalizes Several People

A major crash involving a Fire Department truck and a car sent at least one person to the hospital Wednesday in Charlotte.

The crash occurred at West Boulevard and South Tryon Street in the center of the intersection, and caused major delays for motorists.  Officials say the emergency vehicle entered the intersection with lights and sirens at the time of the collision.

One person was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries, the extent of which are unknown.

According to officials, none of the firefighters were injured in the crash.

Reports examining data for fatal and nonfatal traffic accidents on a nationwide scale reveal that there is an average of 2,472 fire trucks involved in police-reported accidents in the United States each year.  If you or a loved one is injured in a serious accident involving an emergency vehicle, call the competent and experienced Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Highway Patrol Asking Drivers For a Safe New Year’s

With the New Year’s Holiday approaching, North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging motorists to bring in the new year safely by refraining from driving while impaired, remembering to wear seat belts and staying focused while on the road.

Last year, North Carolina experienced ten motor-vehicle fatalities between Christmas and New Year’s.

Already, two fatalities have been reported this year as of 11:59 p.m. Christmas day.

North Carolina troopers have investigated a shocking 5,545 collisions attributed to alcohol impairment this year.  This number is an unfortunate increase from last year’s total.  That’s why it’s more important than ever to ask motorists to practice safe driving techniques while celebrating the New Year. Whether it’s New Year’s eve or any other day of the year, if you are involved in a serious accident, you need competent and experienced representation as you map your most successful path to recovery.  Call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Fatal Mint Hill Crash Caused By Speed

Authorities believe speed to be the cause of a fatal accident in Mint Hill Friday night.

Police were dispatched to Lawyers Road and Truelight Church Road in reference to a hit and run causing property damage.

Once authorities arrived on the scene of the crash they found a 25-year-old Concord man dead after he had crashed his 2001 Chevrolet Truck.

The man had crashed into a mailbox and overturned his truck before finally coming to a rest on all four wheels.

It is still unknown whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.

As the speed you drive increases, your chances of being involved in a crash causing serious injury or death increases exponentially.  Speed is the number one cause of traffic collisions and quite possibly one of the most controllable.  If you or someone you know and love has been in a serious collision involving speed, it’s time to call the experienced Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.

Fatal South Charlotte Crash

A young man is dead after the SUV he was driving crashed into a tree in a south Charlotte neighborhood Tuesday morning.

It happened around 11:20 a.m. off Lindstrom Drive near Carmel Road just south of Quail Hollow Country Club.

The 20-year-old was driving a white 2000 Toyota 4 Runner when he crashed into a tree near an intersection.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

He was apparently a crew member on the popular show ‘Homeland,’ as much of the series was filmed in the Charlotte area this past year.

According to investigators, excessive speed may have contributed to the crash; moreover, police say he was not wearing a seat belt.

Nearly one third of all motor-vehicle accidents can be attributed to speeding. In fact, the chances of being in a potentially serious accident increase exponentially as the rate of speed of an automobile increases.  Driving is not a game and safe driving techniques include obeying the speed limit.  If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that involves excess speed or otherwise, it’s time to call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.