Officer Recovering After Being Struck by Car on Interstate 485 in Charlotte, North Carolina (NC)
CHARLOTTE, NC- Wistv.com writes that a police officer in North Carolina was recently transported to the Shephard Center to work on rehabilitation efforts following a terrible crash that occurred this summer. The incident took place on Interstate when the officer was on the scene of an earlier horrific collision that killed five people. While working at that site, a driver struck the officer, causing critical injuries.*
Now the crash victim is recovering from those severe injuries and was able to take the next step by relocating to the Atlanta-based medical facility. Updates stated that the officer is now able to stand, and can feel his extremities. The recovery process is slow, however, given the traumatic nature of the officer's injuries. An update provided on a GoFundMe page stated that the injured trooper was working to identify family members in photos, waving, moving his hands and feet, as well as taking other small steps. The road ahead is still a long and trying one.
The consequences of the crash included brain trauma and significant and life-threatening bodily injuries for the officer. The driver is now facing felony charges for violating the state's Move Over Law. The driver reportedly was traveling at a high rate of speed when he struck the officer.
The collision which the officer was responding to at the time was also speed-related. In the earlier incident, a driver who was traveling at 100 miles per hour caused a wreck that killed four family members and one other individual.
In some states, drivers must move over a lane when passing emergency vehicles that have their lights activated. In cases where moving over is not possible, the drivers must slow down and should be prepared to stop if needed.
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