Charlotte, NC (May 6, 2021) – A multi-car accident sent several people to the hospital in Charlotte on Thursday morning. The accident was reported around 4:00 a.m. on Interstate 77 near Westinghouse Boulevard and Interstate 485.
The accident involved three vehicles and closed down the southbound lanes for approximately two hours. A total of 10 people were transported to local hospitals. Most of the victims were taken to CMC Main and the remainder were transported to Novant Health. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
According to the Highway Patrol, a van carrying 7 passengers crashed into a vehicle. The second vehicle spun around and was hit by a third vehicle. Police are still investigating the crash at this time. The names of the victims have not been released and there is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed in connection with the accident.
No further information is available.
We wish to extend our thoughts and well-wishes to the victims of this car accident in Charlotte. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
North Carolina Car Accidents
Each time we get behind the wheel of a vehicle, we place ourselves at risk of being injured in an accident. While most people take for granted that a crash can occur at any time, there are tens of thousands of negligent drivers on the roadway at any given time. The actions of these drivers can cause an innocent person to be hurt in a car accident in an instant. According to current statistics, nearly 300,000 people were involved in North Carolina car accidents in 2018 and nearly 80,000 of those crash victims sustained some type of injuries as a result.
Following a car accident in North Carolina, it is important to seek the services of a skilled and experienced attorney as soon as possible. After the crash, you will likely receive calls from the other driver’s insurance company. The adjuster will want you to provide them with a recorded statement of the events leading up to the crash. They will also want to request a copy of your medical bills and records from the accident. The adjuster may make an offer to settle your case, however, in most cases, you should not accept this offer as it is unlikely to fully compensate you for your injuries. Signing a settlement offer too soon can result in you walking away with financial responsibility for a crash that was not your fault.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help during your time of greatest need. North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton proudly represents crash victims throughout our state who have been injured or affected by the actions of negligent drivers. We strongly believe that all innocent victims should be fully compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering stemming from the accident. For more than 8 years, we have helped injured victims following all types of injury accidents and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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