Collision At Intersection Results in Death of One Driver

A off-duty Sumter County Sheriff Deputy has been involved in a collision that resulted in the death of a woman.  The accident occurred on IMG_0418Wedgefield Highway when it is reported that the off-duty patrol car and the other vehicle were traveling in opposite directions when they collided at the Pitts Road intersection with the highway.

The woman was pronounced dead on the scene, and the officer was treated at the Tuomey Hospital and released.  There is no report as to who was at fault in the accident, and no charges have been filed.

Some accidents are not the fault of anyone, they are simply accidents.  However, in many cases, there is a driver who is at fault for the injuries of the other person.  At Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP, we are here to ensure that injury victims get just compensation.

For a consultation, call Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP at toll-free 877-374-5999.  We can help to alleviate some of the stresses of your injury.

Charlotte Woman Arrested For Hit-and-Run Seriously Injuring Bicyclist

Tips from Charlotte motorists assisted area police in the arrest of a Charlotte woman for a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist with life-threatening injuries early Thursday morning.

According to authorities, the crash happened at approximately 5:50 a.m. when the 50-year-old bicyclist was struck in the 13900 block of Brown Grier Road off of Steele Creek Road, near Kennedy Middle School in South West Charlotte. The bicyclist underwent surgery for the serious injuries that he suffered from the crash that evening.

Shortly after the crash, police received tips from a motorist of someone driving erratically on I-485 in eastern Mecklenburg County.  N.C. Highway Patrol spotted the woman driving on Interstate 485, at least 30 miles from the scene of the hit-and-run crash.  She was taken into custody and is facing charges of driving while impaired, felony hit-and-run, and felony serious injury by vehicle.

Authorities found pieces of broken class and other car parts on the scene of the hit-and-run.  Investigators are also examining the damage to the woman’s vehicle which include a shattered, partially collapsed windshield.

The woman remains in Mecklenburg jail under a $52,000 bond.

Road safety is the responsibility of all road users, whether it’s pedestrians, motor-vehicle drivers, bicyclists and other road using travelers.  When it comes to bicycle safety, it’s important for drivers to stay alert and bicyclists to practice safe riding.  Motorists should always keep out a careful eye for bicyclists before making turns, merging and opening doors next to moving traffic.  Drivers should also remember that bicyclists are entitled to share the road with motorists and to respect the right of way even with bicycles.  Bicyclists should always remember to maintain control of the bicycle, always wear a protective helmet, stay visible to drivers, and ride with traffic.

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Davidson Mother And Children in Critical Condition After Tractor-Trailer Crash

A Davidson mother and her two children remain hospitalized after being injured in a crash involving a car and a tractor-trailer on U.S. Highway 64 East on Saturday.

Troopers responded at approximately 2 p.m. to reports of an accident that occurred near Blackberry Road in the Silver Valley community.

The woman driving a 2007 Nissan passenger vehicle was traveling west on U.S. Highway 64 when she ran off the right shoulder of the road and lost control of her car.  The car came back into the road and crossed the centerline, striking a tractor-trailer.

Both vehicles went of  the shoulder and came to a halt.

The woman driver had three children passengers, ages 10, 6, and 4.  One child was not wearing a seatbelt and was unconscious when authorities arrived on the scene.  All were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries.  The woman driver is in serious condition.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was ok and did not go to the hospital.

Research from the NHTSA reveal that 3,675 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in year 2010.  Moreover, 76 percent of those fatalities were occupants of other vehicles, 10 percent were nonoccupants, and 14 percent were occupants of the large trucks.

Although driving large trucks requires advanced skills over other motor vehicles, shear size provides reason enough to exercise extra caution around these mammoth vehicles.  When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower can be there to assist you on your path to recovery. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-

Charlotte Police Continue Search For Hit-And-Run Suspect

Charlotte police are searching for a suspect who struck a pedestrian and drove away over the weekend in west Charlotte.

The victim was walking across the street on the 4000 block of Tuckaseegee Road when a SUV struck him, tossing him over 10 feet in the air.  According to reports, the SUV momentarily paused before driving away into the night.

The pedestrian did manage to make it home some three blocks away after the incident; however, he has no memory of his walk home.

The pedestrian has suffered minor injuries and will be out of work for two weeks.

Police are continuing their investigation for the hit-and run suspect.

Studies reveal that a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic collisions in 2010.  All road users share the responsibility of road safety.  However, pedestrians can take safety precautions that will ensure safer conditions while walking around motor vehicles.  If you are traveling on foot, stay visible to drivers by wearing bight colors and carrying a light.  Walk and/or stand clear of buses, hedges, parked vehicles, and other hazards before crossing.  Always walk on the sidewalk or on the road facing traffic if there is no sidewalk.  Cross streets at marked crosswalks and intersections and make eye contact with drivers while you cross.

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