A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer escaped injury in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday, August 27. According to authorities, the accident occurred at about 12:45 p.m. where North Sharon Amity Road and Independence Boulevard intersect.
Vehicle T-boned By Squad Car
According to authorities, the officer’s cruiser was proceeding on Independence Boulevard when the male driver of a sport utility vehicle on Independence allegedly attempted an illegal left turn on to North Sharon Amity Road. The squad car then broadsided the SUV.
The SUV motorist required extrication by Charlotte firefighters. Emergency personnel then took him to an area hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. There were two female passengers in the SUV at the time of the crash, although early reports by WCNC News did not specify whether there were additional injuries.
Driver and Passengers Receive Citations
Authorities cited the driver for attempting an allegedly illegal left turn. One passenger received a citation for an open container violation, while law enforcement cited the other passenger for allegedly possessing drug paraphernalia. Although the investigation into this accident is ongoing, it is possible for victims of negligent conduct on the state’s roads to seek compensatory damages for pain-and-suffering, lost wages and unpaid medical expenses.
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