Charlotte, NC (November 17, 2020) – Police in Charlotte responded to the scene of a crash involving five vehicles on Tuesday, November 17th. The crash took place around 5:55 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-485 near the intersection with Johnston Road.
According to a report from the scene, there were three cars and two large trucks involved in the accident. The trucks were reported to be either dump trucks or concrete mixers. When officers arrived, they discovered at least one person suffering from injuries sustained in the accident. The injured victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment. There is no information on their conditions at this time. Authorities have not released any details on the cause of the accident or the number of injuries involved. Motorists were advised to use caution when traveling near the accident scene and to avoid the area if possible.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating the crash at this time. There is no additional information available.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
A car accident in North Carolina can be a life-changing event for victims and their families. Last year in our state, there were over 125,000 people injured in reported traffic accidents. This represents a little less than 50% of all total reported crashes. Therefore, if you are involved in an accident in North Carolina, there is about a 1 in 2 chance that you will suffer some type of injury. While some people are fortunate and suffer only relatively minor injuries, other crash victims will be seriously hurt and can be affected for weeks and months by the injuries that they sustain in the crash.
Following a car accident in North Carolina, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. This allows you to ensure that your injuries will heal as quickly as they can. Delaying treatment can result in injuries worsening which will then require even more medical care and also a longer recovery period. You should not delay in seeing a doctor immediately after the accident.
Once you have established a medical plan, your next phone call should be to a skilled and trusted North Carolina car accident attorney that can help you protect your legal rights. Almost all car accidents in North Carolina are caused by negligent drivers. These drivers will speed, drive recklessly, and not pay attention to the roadway. Their careless actions can lead to a tremendous amount of pain and suffering for innocent victims. Your attorney can help make sure that your rights are protected and that the appropriate person is held responsible for your damages.
At Burton Law Firm, we seek justice for injured accident victims and their families. Attorney Jason M. Burton understands what you are going through following a car accident and we want to help. Our team is trained and experienced in handling all types of accident cases and we will fight until you have received the outcome and the compensation that you deserve.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. To speak with us at any time, please contact our office through the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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