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Charlotte, NC - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Charlotte, "The Queen City" – North Carolina's largest city and the third fastest-growing city in the U.S.

Charlotte had an estimated population in 2014 of 809,958,making it the 17th largest city in the United States based on population. The Charlotte metropolitan area ranks 22nd largest in the US and had a 2014 population of 2,380,314. Given the large numbers of commuters, Charlotte travelers experience heavy traffic congestion, and accidents are a daily occurrance. The major roadways in Charlotte include I-85 and I-77.  I-485 has a total circumference of approximately 67 miles. The I-277 loop freeway encircles Charlotte's downtown, while Charlotte Route 4 links major roads in a loop between I-277 and I-485. To get up-to-date traffic information, please go to the North Carolina State Department of Transportation site. To find our current weather conditions, go to Weather.com.

Here is information on the most recent accidents in Charlotte:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in Charlotte, go to the appropriate link above.

If you know someone who has been injured in a Charlotte accident, here are links to the major hospitals in the area:

Carolinas Medical Center;

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.

Charlotte grief support organizations

When a loved one is killed in a Charlotte motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Charlotte grief support organizations: Support Works; KinderMourn; Grief therapists in Charlotte.

Charlotte legal information for accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Charlotte, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.

Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential personal injury claim. Accident Data Center can help you by connecting you with our network of experienced injury lawyers who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.

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Most recent accident reports

A Hickory woman who's nine months pregnant escaped injury after the car she was driving slid off an icy road as she headed to a doctor's appointment. WSOC-TV in Charlotte reports that neither Stephanie Youman nor her unborn child was hurt.
Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Emergency officials are investigating after one person was injured in a crash involving a Charlotte-Mecklenburg School bus. According to police, the crash happened along Parkway Avenue near Mathis around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Date: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
School Bus
For the second Sunday night in a row, an Amtrak train on the way to Charlotte was delayed because of an accident. On Sunday night a train collided with a car outside Greensboro.
Date: 
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Police say a drunk driver crashed her Ford Explorer into a city owned building on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue early on Friday morning. Anne Star Blomley is the suspect in the case and was being booked at the police department this morning.
Date: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Police in Salisbury are investigating after pregnant woman was involved in a head-on crash that killed her unborn child.
Date: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014

A woman was killed in a car accident on the interstate Thursday evening, according to Charlotte firefighters.

The accident happened shortly before 9 p.m. on southbound I-77 near the North and South Carolina state line.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Roadway: 
I-77

Emergency officials are on the scene of a fatal accident in Union County, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A teen driver is being charged in connection to a Monday accident that left a 14-year-old girl dead, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police.

Date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Police in Charlotte say a man has been charged after a woman riding in his vehicle was killed in a crash with a tractor trailer early Monday morning.

Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014

One person was killed in a car accident on I-77 Sunday night, according to a release from the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

The wreck happened on I-77 northbound near the 28-mile marker, just south of Catawba Avenue.

Date: 
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Roadway: 
I-77
Type: Car Accident
Firefighters in Charlotte have cleared a vehicle crash that all but closed access to Interstate 77 southbound from Interstate 85 southbound Tuesday morning.
Date: 
Monday, December 30, 2013
Roadway: 
I-77
Type: Car Accident
An 18-wheeler hit and killed a little boy as he rode a dirt bike his parents gave him for Christmas. Seven-year-old Tristan Mericle died after a tractor-trailer struck him Tuesday evening.
Date: 
Monday, December 30, 2013
Roadway: 
Highway 97
North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly accident that happened Saturday night.
Date: 
Friday, December 27, 2013
Roadway: 
I-77

Wadesboro Police are investigating a deadly Christmas Day crash.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Roadway: 
Highway 74
Type: Car Accident
The N.C. Highway Patrol says an Alabama couple was killed as they changed a tire on Interstate 40. The patrol identified the victims as George and Carol Kittle, of Hollytree, Ala. Both were 66.
Date: 
Monday, December 23, 2013
Roadway: 
I-40