The fact that car accidents are common throughout the state of North Carolina is not lost on most residents of the area. Even then, it is easy for some people to believe that nothing bad will ever happen to them.
A recent car accident in uptown Charlotte left at least one person with injuries, while also backing up rush hour traffic. The accident occurred at approximately 5:12 p.m. in close proximity to the Interstate 277 Church Street entrance. It was there that a black truck collided with the driver's side of a Hyundai sedan.
Immediately following the wreck, it was unclear as to how many people were involved or the extent of their injuries. That being said, it is known that at least one person, the driver of the sedan, was injured.
Upon arriving at the scene, authorities were forced to use the jaws of life to remove the driver of the Hyundai. From there, he was taken to an ambulance and transported from the scene. At the same time, a small child who was inside the sedan was taken to a police car by an officer.
As is the case with most car accidents, first responders took the time to investigate the scene and clear debris. After roughly an hour, traffic was once again moving in the area.
It can be scary for drivers to realize that car accidents like these can happen at any time. In this case, the person who was injured is now faced with treatment and the prospects of filing a lawsuit to protect his rights.
Source: The Charlotte Observer, "At least 1 injured in wreck near I-277" Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Jun. 24, 2014