Charlotte, NC (November 19, 2020) – Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to the scene of a crash involving five cars on Brookshire Boulevard. The crash took place on Wednesday, November 18th just before 10:00 p.m., near the intersection with Interstate 85.
According to officers, 27-year-old Marcus Alonzo Harris was driving a Toyota Camry when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on his vehicle due to outstanding arrest warrants. Harris fled from police and ran a red light while turning onto I-85, causing a collision between his vehicle and a Mitsubishi Gallant. Both cars were pushed into the path of a Chevrolet Cruze, causing an additional crash. The Toyota caught fire following the collision.
Four passengers in the Mitsubishi were hurt, including a 3-year-old girl. She was taken to the hospital and is currently in critical condition. The driver of the Chevrolet suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the accident. There is no word on whether anyone else was hurt.
No further information is available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes for a complete recovery to the injured victims in this car accident in Charlotte.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
A car accident in North Carolina can lead to very serious and life-altering consequences in a matter of seconds. Sadly, injury crashes take place multiple times per day on our roadways and often result in motorists being seriously hurt or even killed. Due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways, the number of car accidents in our state has increased steadily over the past several years. Drivers should always take precautions each time they get behind the wheel of a vehicle in order to minimize their risk of being involved in a crash.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a North Carolina car accident, there are a few steps you should take right away. First, you should not delay in seeking medical treatment for your injuries. You certainly do not want your condition to worsen and obtaining treatment as soon as possible will help lower the risk that your injuries will linger and will increase the chances of a quicker recovery.
Second, you should contact a skilled and trusted attorney as soon as possible following the accident. A car accident attorney in North Carolina can advise you on the steps you can take to help your case. In addition, your attorney will speak with the insurance company on your behalf and present your case for recovery in a clear and convincing manner. Many people mistakenly believe that they can handle their own claim and, in the process, end up settling for far less than what they deserve.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help when you are experiencing the difficult aftermath of a car accident. If the crash was not your fault, we will be able to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve to get back on your feet as soon as possible.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact our North Carolina personal injury attorneys online or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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