A woman driver was seriously injured after a crash involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 77 Saturday afternoon.

The crash happened at approximately 1:45 p.m. on I-77 near Exit 30 in Davidson when the womans car ran into the rear of a nearly stopped tractor-trailer.

Davidson and Cornelius firefighters had to cut the woman out of her car.

Emergency crews shut down both lanes of the highway while a helicopter landed to evacuate the woman and fly her to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

The southbound lane was re-opened around 2:20 p.m. while the northbound lane remained closed for a while afterward.  At 5 p.m., the North Carolina Department of Transportation reported all lanes were open, but traffic remained slow up to at least 5:30 p.m.

Stop-and-go traffic on interstate highways creates a particularly dangerous driving environment that demands drivers to pay extra attention to what is happening around them, and especially in front of them.  If you or  loved one becomes involved in a serious accident, you need to speak with trusted attorneys that can get you on a successful path to recovery.  Call the  Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.