Charlotte, NC (August 31, 2020) – Six people were hurt in a wrong-way crash involving a car and an ambulance in Charlotte on Monday, August 31st. The crash took place around 2:30 a.m. on Interstate 277 near uptown and Independence Boulevard.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, a car was traveling the wrong way on I-277 when it collided head-on with an ambulance. The crash resulted in two ambulance drivers being hospitalized for their injuries. Four people in the other vehicle were taken to Atrium Health-Main for treatment of serious injuries. There were no patients aboard the ambulance when the accident took place. Police have not said what caused the car to be in the wrong lane at the time of the collision.
The crash is still under investigation at this time. There is no further information available.
We extend our thoughts and well-wishes to the victims of this accident in Charlotte and we hope that everyone affected makes a speedy recovery.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
A car accident in North Carolina normally occurs suddenly and without any warning. Head-on crashes are some of the most dangerous and deadly accidents that occur in our state. A head-on accident is normally caused by a driver who is distracted, impaired, or otherwise driving dangerously or recklessly. Head-on crashes are frequently unavoidable for the other motorist and almost always occur due to driver negligence.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a North Carolina car accident, you could be entitled to legal compensation for your injuries. Your compensation can include payments for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and potentially more. When you are suffering from the effects of the crash, receiving this compensation can help bridge the gap between the time of the accident and your eventual recovery. You should not be forced to suffer financial hardship as a result of the negligent actions of another motorist.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton is here for you when you have experienced a car accident in our state. Mr. Burton fights for the rights of his clients and will stand up to the insurance company in order to help ensure that your legal rights are protected. We understand what you are experiencing during this difficult time and we want to help. Following the crash, you should be mostly focused on your healing and recovery. You should not have to worry about your legal claims or how your legal rights will play out in your case. Let us take care of the details while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries and moving forward with the rest of your life.
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