A driver failed to slow down for stopped traffic on I-77 and slammed into another vehicle, sending the driver and two children in that car to the hospital. The accident occurred on I-77, between the Arrowood Road and I-485 exits. A trailer detached from a tractor trailer, causing traffic to stop and back up.
A Honda slowing down was hit from behind by a Mazda that was still driving at highway speed. The impact sent the Honda crashing into a minivan. The driver of the Honda, along with two passengers in the car – an 11 year-old child and a toddler – were all transported to the hospital The driver of the Mazda, who was also taken to the hospital, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision.
The North Carolina Lawyer Perspective:
It’s imperative for drivers to always be alert to the activity that is taking place on the road around them. We must always be aware, especially when driving on a highway at faster speeds, that at any given moment, we may have to stop suddenly.
The victims of this crash may suffer from long-term injuries from this accident. They should consult with a North Carolina personal injury attorney to find out what compensation they may be entitled to for any pain and loss brought on because of the Mazda’s driver failure to reduce speed.
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