Head-on Collision Injures Six on Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person sustained life-threatening injuries, and five other people were seriously hurt when a vehicle crossed the center median on Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte and slammed head-on into vehicles traveling in the opposite direction. According to a report authored by WCNC, the head-on collision occurred right around 8:00 p.m. on Billy Graham Parkway between South Tryon Street and West Tyvola Road. The person operating the vehicle that crossed the center median was the person who sustained the life-threatening injuries. There was no additional information from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police concerning the cause of the accident, and there was no update on the medical condition of those injured in the multi-car wreck. *
The preliminary report of the accident distributed to the media by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police indicated that the vehicle that drove from the eastbound lane of travel and crossed over the center median had recently left the Charlotte airport. The vehicle carried two adults and two people described by police as juveniles. Police continue to examine the evidence with the expectation that they will be able to learn why the vehicle left its lane of travel and went head-on into the westbound lanes. It was unclear from the reports whether all four of the occupants of that vehicle were injured. Medics said that the person with the most severe injuries was in that car.
WCNC reported that the massive crash happened directly behind the station’s studio on Billy Graham Parkway. The proximity of the station to the crash allowed the news outlet to capture the scene as it unfolded. Video taken by a WCNC photographer depicts mangled cars all over the westbound side of the Billy Graham Parkway. The video also shows Charlotte Fire and Medics treating the wounded motorists and loading them into ambulances for transport to local hospitals. Medics have not given an update on the current condition of those injured in the crash.
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