Charlotte, NC (September 9, 2020) – Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, September 6, a person was killed in a fatal accident in Charlotte.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the accident took place at 715 East Arrowood Road when two vehicles collided head-on. The vehicles were identified as a red 2001 Nissan Xterra and a silver 2008 Mercury Sable. Both of the vehicles had extensive front-end damage.
The driver of the Mercury, identified as a 42-year-old man, was traveling east on East Arrowood Road while the Nissan, operated by a 33-year-old man, was traveling west. The Nissan crossed over the line and collided head-on with the Mercury.
The driver of the Nissan fled the scene of the accident but was quickly located by police. He went to a family member’s home following the collision and got a ride to the hospital for minor injuries. He was showing signs of impairment and was charged with DWI.
On Monday, the driver of the Mercury was pronounced dead at the hospital due to his traumatic injuries. This led to further charges including felony hit-and-run, felony death by vehicle, and reckless driving.
The roadway was blocked in the area for some time after the accident.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of fatal accidents in North Carolina. Many people are killed in accidents in the state in just one year’s time. In fact, out of the hundreds of thousands of collisions that occur on our roads every single year within the state, it was estimated that 1,396 people were killed in fatal accidents in North Carolina in 2017. Losing a loved one in an accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever faced. It is important that you seek the help of an attorney in your time of need.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in an accident and know that another party is to blame, you have options. Head-on collisions are some of the most horrific accidents on our roads that are capable of causing fatalities each year. In one year’s time, approximately 2% of accidents are deemed head-on collisions and many of these accidents lead to serious injuries and fatalities. If you have lost a loved one and you wonder how you can move forward, it is crucial that you speak with a skilled North Carolina wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Our personal injury attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a fatal accident. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you should never have to worry about how you will handle the bills that pile up against you. Suffering losses can leave you in a challenging position but you have options moving forward. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 for more information on your legal options.
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