Charlotte, NC (November 7, 2020) – Multiple vehicles were involved in an accident on I-485 in Charlotte on Friday. The crash took place just before 6:00 a.m.on the Interstate 485 inner in South Charlotte.
Police responded to the scene near the exit for Johnston Road. The crash involved multiple cars and resulted in all three lanes of the highway being blocked. According to a report, there were five vehicles, including two pickup trucks involved in the crash. One of the trucks was carrying a load of asphalt. Emergency crews responded to the scene to assist victims who were hurt in the accident. At this time, there is no information on the extent of the injuries sustained. Police have not said how the crash took place.
There were significant delays near the crash scene as traffic was backed up to the Providence Road exit. Motorists were advised to find an alternate route of travel as police directed traffic onto Rea Road while they worked to clear the accident scene.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time and charges are pending. No further information is available.
We wish to offer our thoughts to the injured victims in this car accident in Charlotte and we hope for their complete and speedy recoveries.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
As the most populous city in North Carolina, Charlotte can be a dangerous place for motorists. In 2017, there were more than 33,000 reported crashes in Charlotte, with nearly 11,000 injuries and 90 reported fatalities. As the population of the city continues to grow, we can expect that the rate of car accidents will continue to rise. Motorists should always remember to use caution when driving, especially on busy highways as many serious and fatal accidents take place on major roadways in and around cities. Speeding, reckless driving, impairment, and distraction are among some of the more common causes of car accidents in North Carolina.
If you have been hurt in a North Carolina car accident, you should seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer. During this time, you should be focused on your healing and recovery. A key step in this process is having a lawyer who can stand up for your right to receive compensation when you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault. At Burton Law Firm, we pride ourselves on making sure that our clients are fully protected and that their futures are secured following an accident. You should not have to be financially responsible for the negligence of another driver and we will work to hold negligent and careless drivers fully accountable for the damages they have caused.
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