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Off Duty Cop Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Crash

February 22nd, 2011

Motorcycle CopsGreensboro Police Officer Randy Ector suffered serious injuries Sunday when he was involved in a motorcycle accident and was struck by Glenda Brown. Ector was off-duty when he was riding his motorcycle in the right-of-way when Ms. Brown, driving an older model Pontiac, pulled from a side street into an intersection, striking Ector. Brown caused $9,500 damage to Ector’s motorcycle, and $2,500 to her car. She was charged with Failure to Yield the Right Of Way.

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Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclist And Passenger Killed In High Speed Crash

February 21st, 2011

A motorcycle that police say was traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into an SUV Saturday, killing both the driver and passenger of the motorcycle, and seriously injuring the driver and passenger of the SUV.

According to Matthews Police, Gloria Escobar was making a left turn from Independence Boulevard into a parking lot when motorcyclist Craig Anderson, with passenger Tiffany Johnson, was traveling westbound on Independence Boulevard at a high rate of speed, and crashed into Escobar’s vehicle. … Read more

Posted In: Bicycle Accidents

Gastonia Woman Charged With Misdemeanor Death By Vehicle In Death Of Motorcyclist

February 19th, 2011

A seriously injured motorcycle accident victim in Charlotte, North Carolina succumbed to his injured and died a day following this tragic accident. Retired USCG Master Chief Petty Officer Lyle Atwood died a day after being hit while riding his motorcycle on East Independence Boulevard. According to police, traffic on East Independence was slowing due to a disabled vehicle. A sheriff’s car was behind the disabled vehicle with its blue lights activated so as to alert drivers to slow down. As … Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Drunk Driver Killed 6 Others Injured In Charlotte North Carolina Car Accident

February 16th, 2011

A drunk driver was killed and 6 other people were injured in a Charlotte, North Carolina car accident on Saturday. According to witnesses, David Cleary was seen weaving and speeding before he crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, striking another vehicle. Cleary’s passengers, his girlfriend and her young children, were seriously injured in the crash. The driver of the car that Cleary hit, Richard McDonald, also had children in his car and he was also charged with Driving While … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Drunk Driver, Wrongful Death

Distracted Driver Causes Fatal Car Accident In Charlotte North Carolina

February 11th, 2011

Ji Sheng Lu and his daughter, Jing Lu, were killed Wednesday morning in a Charlotte, North Carolina car accident involving a distracted driver. Ms. Lu’s one-year old son, who was in a stroller, suffered serious injuries. The family was walking in their Charlotte neighborhood when Sharai Marie Bauer, driving on Corsica Forest Drive, took her eyes off the road to reach to the floorboard to recover something that had fallen. Witnesses told Charlotte Mecklenburg Police that the car swerved … Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driver, Pedestrian Accidents, Wrongful Death

Drunk Driver Was Also Texting At Time Of Crash

February 9th, 2011

NASCAR driver Michael Annett rear-ended another car in a Mooresville, North Carolina car accident. Annett admitted to police that he was distracted, and that he was texting on his cell phone while driving. Further investigation found that Annett had also been drinking and a breath alcohol test found him to have an alcohol level of 0.32% which is four times the legal limit.

This is not the first time Annett has caused a car accident while texting. According to … Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driver, Drunk Driver

Bicyclist Killed By Drunk Driver

January 31st, 2011

Charlotte, North Carolina drunk driver Stephen Lance Helms has been charged with Driving While Impaired, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Second Degree Murder in the hit-and-run death of cyclist Roy Dean Mittelsteadt.

Mittelsteadt was riding his bike on Rocky River Road on his way home from work Thursday night when he was struck by Helms, who fled the scene. A passing motorist discovered Mittelsteadt on the side of the road and called police. Investigators then alerted area police departments … Read more

Posted In: Bicycle Accidents, Car Accidents, Drunk Driver, Wrongful Death

Another Child Mauled By Pit Bull

January 26th, 2011

Attacks by pit bulls increased by 20% in Mecklenburg County in 2009. Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control reported 208 pit bull bites in 2009. The next closest breed was the Labrador Retriever with 152 bites, followed by German Sheperds and Chows.

Another child was recently the victim of a dog bite, this time a pit bull mix. The child is recovering from his dog bite in Charlotte, North Carolina at Carolinas Medical Center. Seven year old John Ellis … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Dog Shot After Attacking 2 Year Old

January 24th, 2011

The mother of a 2 year old girl shot a pit bull after it bit the child in the face, and then turned on the girl’s father.

The little girl is now extensively scarred on the left side of her face, and might need to undergo facial reconstructive surgery.

The mother, Tasheka Beatty, who had been minding the dog for a friend, was charged with animal cruelty. Ms. Beatty took full responsibility for her actions and stated, “I just think … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks

Child Hospitalized Following Pit Bull Attack

January 17th, 2011

One day after the tragic death of 5 year old Makayla Woodard, a 10 year old South Carolina girl was viciously attacked by a pit bull while walking home from neighbor Jennifer Barnes’ house.

When the victim’s uncle arrived at the scene of the attack, he found the dogs ripping the girl’s arms apart. Investigators discovered that the neighbor, Barnes, was not at home at the time of the attack, but that her 3 pit bulls were loose … Read more

Posted In: Dog and Animal Attacks
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