Charlotte, NC (December 24, 2020) – North Carolina State Troopers are searching for a dump truck operator who fled the scene of a double accident on Interstate 85 on Wednesday, December 23rd in Charlotte.
According to the Highway Patrol, the initial collision took place in the southbound lanes of I-85 near the exit ramp for Brookshire Freeway at about 7:30 a.m. when the driver of a Toyota Corolla was sideswiped by a red dump truck, causing both vehicles to pull into the lefthand shoulder.
While the Corolla was stopped on the shoulder it was rear-ended by a pick-up truck driving in the lefthand lane. Troopers stated that the pick-up was going about 60 miles per hour when it collided with the parked Corolla. The pick-up driver has been charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision and reckless driving.
The woman driving the Corolla was transported to a hospital in Charlotte with life-threatening injuries and is currently in the ICU.
The dump truck operator fled the scene following the second collision.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injury Accidents in Charlotte
North Carolina saw about 1,441 vehicular fatalities in 2016. This number represents a 4.4% rise from 2017 and 14 car accident-related deaths for every 100,000 North Carolina residents. Within that same year, 130,137 injury-causing collisions took place, a 5.3% increase from the previous year.
Tragically, the majority of these deaths were easily preventable.
The aftermath of a Charlotte car accident can impact your life on physical, emotional, and financial levels. Speaking with a Charlotte personal injury attorney can help you move forward as you meet deadlines in your claim, as well as collect the evidence that is most useful in your case. You should never move forward with a claim without the help of an attorney. See our proven track record of success assisting those injured in North Carolina accidents at maurerlawpa.com.
Our attorneys at Maurer Law are here to help you after an accident that is not your fault. We understand how traumatic the aftermath of a car accident can be, especially when a driver flees the scene immediately after it takes place. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to identify the party involved and hold them accountable for the harm that you have sustained. An attorney will be able to assist you during this challenging and complex time. If you have been injured in a car accident and wonder where you can turn, please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (844) 817-8058 to find out what options are available for you.
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