When you are speeding and not paying attention on a busy city thoroughfare, bad things can happen. Yesterday in Charlotte, a reckless driver caused a serious 5 car pile-up. When the driver of a Mercedes Benz sped down W.T. Harris Boulevard, which is a four lane highway, it ran another car off the road and then into another vehicle.
After the initial collision, the Mercedes flipped over onto its top and slid approximately 300 feet where it smashed into another car and an SUV. The Mercedes was destroyed.
Fireman responded to the crash very quickly. One person was pinned in their vehicle, and emergency workers had to cut that person out of their car. That person and three others involved in the collisions suffered injuries and were transported to a local hospital.
Careless and reckless driving charges will most likely be filed against the driver of the Mercedes. Police did not disclose what caused the initial collision.
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