According to a recent news article from WBTV, a driver was arrested following a deadly motorcycle accident in Charlotte. Authorities say the accident involved a van, a passenger car, and a motorcycle, and it occurred around 6:30 p.m. in south Charlotte, North Carolina. The accident resulted one person being killed and several other victims suffering varying degrees of personal injury.
Witnesses say a Ford Edge was stopped in traffic when the 35-year-old driver of a Honda Odyssey was driving toward the city on South Boulevard. The Odyssey was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the Edge, so he rear-ended the stopped vehicle. When alleged at-fault driver hit the Ford from behind, it caused the car to spin out of control and cross the center line of the highway and enter the lanes of oncoming traffic.
At this point, a motorcycle driven by a 37-year-old man hit the Ford head-on and then deflected into the Odyssey and hit that vehicle head on. First responders arrived at scene shortly after the multi-vehicle accident and provided immediate medical attention to the motorcycle rider before transporting him to a level-one trauma center in Charlotte, but his injures were too severe, and emergency room doctors pronounced him dead shortly after the ambulance arrived.