Pedestrian Hit and Tragically Killed in North Charlotte Accident
CHARLOTTE, NC – According to an online news report at wsoctv.com, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are currently conducting an accident involving a man who was struck and tragically killed in a vehicle on the Brookshire Freeway in northern Charlotte.*
The accident occurred in the nighttime hours earlier this week on Brookshire between Interstate 77 and Tryon Street.
The victim, whose age and identification have not been released, was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of the severity of his injuries.
Per investigators, a vehicle was headed northwest on Brookshire Freeway in the left lane when the pedestrian was struck. He was walking in a dark, poorly lit area where his back was facing oncoming traffic right before he was hit. The driver, a female who has not been identified, attempted to apply her brakes to avoid hitting the man but was unsuccessful. Another vehicle then rear-ended the woman’s automobile. The drivers of both vehicles and a passenger reportedly did not sustain injuries in the crash.
Officials indicate that the outer loop of Brookshire Freeway between Interstate 77 and Tryon Street was closed to traffic while law enforcement and emergency personnel worked the scene. There are no further details on the crash at this time. The accident remains under investigation by the local police.
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