Charlotte, NC – Victim Identified in Fatal Crash, CATS Bus Driver Charged

Charlotte, NC (May 28, 2020) – The victim of a fatal Charlotte accident has been identified by authorities. The crash was reported on Tuesday, May 26th just past noon.

At that time, police responded to the 5000 block of N. Tryon Street near Birmingham Street in reference to a collision. Officials say that 58-year-old Michael Skelton, Jr. was at a bus stop when he tried to board a CATS bus. As he was boarding, he was struck by the bus instead.

The driver, Luis Manuel Garcia, fled the scene after striking Skelton. Garcia was later arrested by officers and charged with felony hit and run. No further details have been released.

We extend our thoughts and sincere condolences to the family of Michael Skelton, Jr.

Fatal Bus Accidents in Charlotte

Fatal traffic accidents occur across our state multiple times per day. These crashes must always be carefully investigated by authorities as they attempt to determine responsibility. In cases where the Charlotte, NC - Victim Identified in Fatal Crash, CATS Bus Driver Chargeddriver has fled the scene, police must interview witnesses and perform a complete crash reconstruction in order to decide exactly how the accident occurred.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a North Carolina traffic accident, it is important to fully understand your legal rights. North Carolina personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted hundreds of victims and their families from all across the state. We have the experience and the case results to prove that we are serious about getting the compensation you deserve.

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