An early morning car crash in Charlotte claimed the lives of two people and injured two others. The accident occurred on Freedom Drive and involved two vehicles. The woman allegedly responsible for the crash was deemed intoxicated by authorities. Now, those adversely affected may elect to pursue personal injury and wrongful death claims against her.
Around 5:30 a.m. the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 4, a 2004 Nissan Maxima and a 2017 Hyundai Sonata were traveling in opposite directions along Freedom Drive. For reasons yet to be determined, the driver of the Nissan reportedly turned in front of the Hyundai somewhere in the area between Camp Greene Street and Alleghany Street, causing a horrific collision. Two passengers in the Nissan were killed on impact. Both of the drivers were taken to a local medical center for treatment of unspecified injuries. No word was given as to whether the Hyundai was carrying passengers.
Police were working to determine the exact cause of the crash at the time of the news report. However, they did suspect the driver of the Nissan to have been driving while intoxicated. Although still in the hospital, the woman is facing charges of DWI and felony death by motor vehicle. Reports state that the driver of the Hyundai was not impaired or speeding at the time of the crash.
Should the driver of the Hyundai choose to do so, he or she can pursue a personal injury claim against the alleged at-fault driver in an attempt to recover damages. Likewise, the surviving family members of those killed in the crash can pursue a wrongful death claim against the woman to obtain much-needed compensation for funeral expenses, medical bills and more. By working with an experienced personal injury attorney, those adversely affected by this terrible and preventable tragedy can increase their chances of obtaining a successful outcome.