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Deadly Accident Claims Two Pedestrian’s Lives in Charlotte, North CarolinaFebruary 28, 2022
Fox 46 reported a deadly accident in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, in the 4900 block of E W.T. Harris Boulevard.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, two pedestrians were hit and killed when a truck involved in a crash in east Charlotte overturned onto the sidewalk.
Authorities said the preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda Civic driver was traveling at a “high rate of speed” east on Harris Boulevard when it struck the rear of a Dodge Ram pickup.
At Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, our Mecklenburg County car accident attorneys know that speeding is one of the most common causes of vehicle collisions throughout the state.
Unfortunately, in this case, the driver’s speeding and other forms of negligence led to two fatalities.
Two Pedestrians Killed When Truck Overturns Onto Sidewalk in Charlotte, North Carolina
In addition to traveling at a high rate of speed, the CMPD suspect the Honda driver to have been impaired at the time of the collision. Neither speed nor alcohol was a factor in the crash for the driver of the Dodge.
Investigators said after the Dodge was hit by the Honda driver, the truck hit the curb and began to overturn along the sidewalk where two pedestrians were walking. Both were struck.
One pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other a short time later at the hospital.
Neither the Honda nor Dodge driver were injured, and both remained on the scene.
The Honda driver was charged with two counts of felony death by motor vehicle, DWI, and reckless driving. He was also charged for having an open container of alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle and various other traffic offenses.
Tragic accidents like these happen every day in North Carolina and change the lives of everyone involved without notice. If your life has been impacted by negligence, contact our experienced Charlotte personal injury attorneys today.
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