Charlotte, NC (January 18, 2021) – Authorities in Charlotte confirmed that a motor vehicle accident on Wednesday evening claimed one person’s life while leaving several others injured. On January 13, the Charlotte Police Department, firefighters, and medical personnel responded to the scene of a crash on North Sharon Amity Road.
Reports from authorities show that a collision involving motor vehicles took place at the intersection of North Sharon Amity Road and Wilora Road during the evening hours.
One person involved in the crash, who was later identified as Ingrid Freiheit, was fatally injured. Authorities pronounced the victim deceased at the scene of the crash.
Three other victims were transported to area hospitals for the treatment of injuries. One other person involved in the crash, identified as Julio Gilberto Perez, was subsequently arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ingrid Freiheit. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Each year, motor vehicle accidents across the state of North Carolina claim the lives of thousands of victims. These accidents often occur without warning, leaving surviving relatives of those involved to endure overwhelming consequences. Quite often, vehicle collisions are a result of negligent and reckless drivers. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of collisions are caused by drivers who engage in careless behaviors, drive impaired, drive while distracted, or engage in reckless actions while operating their vehicles.
As if the mental and emotional consequences of collisions were not enough, families often face towering expenses after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. When victims lose their lives in collisions, their families are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral services and burial arrangements while dealing with the loss of income sources they depend on. When victims lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, their families should reach out to a competent and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in North Carolina as soon as possible. Families may have legal options available to help them recover full and fair compensation from those who cause them harm.
Although no amount of compensation could ever replace the lives of those taken away unexpectedly, having the financial resources necessary to move forward can help reduce the overwhelming stress families often endure. The effective seasoned North Carolina car accident attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA strive to help grieving families move forward after ending the loss of a loved one. Our team is dedicated to helping our clients by providing aggressive legal representation to ensure their best interests are protected as they move forward after losing a loved one. Contact our personal injury attorneys in North Carolina by calling (252) 777-2222 at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you.
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