Accident Shuts Down Eastway Drive for Hours

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After a series of accidents happening in east Charlotte, Eastway Drive was shut down for eight hours. Herb Auger shares his thoughts about the situation.

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Even though the injuries suffered were non-life-threatening, it's still important for the driver causing the injuries to be held responsible.

According to WSOC TV, (8.26.13) an accident happening just after 3am on Monday, August 26, 2013 caused Eastway Drive to be shut down for over eight hours. This wasn't just one accident, but a series of crashes causing the issues.

It all started with a driver hitting a utility pole, fire hydrant and a tree. This caused the utility lines to go down across the road, according to police as stated on WSOC TV. Not only did this driver cause issues, but also, a van driving down the road crashed into a police car blocking the scene. After giving the driver of the van a field sobriety test, officers arrested him.

The accidents happened between Kilborne Drive and Central Avenue, just one mine from Grainger High School. It caused delays with students getting to school on time. They start classes at 7:15am and the road was still blocked reported WSOC TV.

After the accident, one person was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Carolinas Medical Center. Eastway Drive remained closed until nearly 11am, according to WSOC TV.

"Even though the injuries suffered were non-life-threatening, it's still important for the driver causing the injuries to be held responsible," stated Herb Auger, personal injury attorney in Charlotte. "Property damage should also be considered and those responsible should be held accountable."

The auto accident attorneys at Auger & Auger in North Carolina have helped many people obtain the compensation they deserve following auto accidents in North Carolina. Contact Auger & Auger at 704-364-3361.

About Auger & Auger:

Auger & Auger is a premier North Carolina personal injury law firm dedicated to providing high quality, aggressive legal representation to victims of personal injury. The lawyers at Auger & Auger strive for excellence in the service and representation of all clients. The firm’s lawyers meet with each individual and personalize services to ease the journey through what can be a confusing and difficult time. Auger & Auger attorneys offer free initial consultations to North Carolina personal injury victims.

Auger & Auger has offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, North Carolina. For more information, please visit or call 704.315.2589.

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