Charlotte, NC (January 18, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Ballantyne West section of Charlotte resulted in injuries, according to local news sources. At around 3:20 p.m., on January 17, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on Carolina Academy Road.
Reports from the police show that a crash involving two vehicles took place on Carolina Academy Road at the intersection with Lancaster Highway. The crash caused severe damage to the involved vehicles, trapping one person inside.
Firefighters were requested to assist at the scene of the accident and extricate the trapped victim. Two people were transported to area hospitals for the treatment of injuries. At least one of the two vehicles sustained life-threatening injuries. At this time, investigations surrounding the cause of the crash are underway.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident, their families, and everyone else who has been affected.
Car Accidents in North Carolina
Each year, more than 40,000 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents throughout the United States. More than three million others are left with injuries of varying degrees. Regrettably, the state of North Carolina is no stranger to traffic collisions. In fact, more than 130,000 people are left injured following auto collisions each year in our state. We like to believe that other drivers sharing the road have our best interests in mind, this is far from the truth. In fact, the vast majority of collisions are caused by drivers who engage in reckless, negligent, and distracted driving.
Although many accidents result in minor injuries and discomfort, tens of thousands of people are forced into area hospitals and have to undergo emergency medical services following their accidents. Some of the most common injuries sustained by auto accident victims in our state include:
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries (which can lead to permanent paralysis)
- Back injuries
- Neck/soft tissue injuries
- Cuts, scrapes, lacerations
Motor vehicle accidents are often unpredictable. However, the consequences are far-reaching. When victims are injured in accidents due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a knowledgeable car accident attorney in North Carolina as soon as possible.
The personal injury attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, P.A., in North Carolina have decades of experience helping accident victims move forward after being injured in collisions. Our team is are committed to helping accident victims protect their legal rights following motor vehicle accidents. We provide competent services to our clients to ensure they have adequate evidence, strong cases, and aggressive legal representation as they pursue legal avenues available to help them recover after being involved in an injury accident. If you have been injured in an accident, due to the negligent actions of another driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in North Carolina by calling (252) 777-2222. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.
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