CATS Bus Driver Charged After Hit-And-Run Death
When you are driving or walking in and around the streets of Charlotte, you should never have to worry about being struck by a transit authority vehicle. However, a bus driver with the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) was recently charged with hit and run after allegedly colliding with a man in the city limits. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we want to discuss this incident as well as steps you can take if you or a loved one are injured by a hit and run driver.
What Happened in this Charlotte Hit and Run Collision?
On May 27, 2020, a city bus driver was arrested and charged after allegedly hitting and killing a man in northeast Charlotte. According to authorities, the incident happened just before 11:30 am on North Tyron Street near Bingham Drive. Police say that when they arrived at the scene of the crash that they found a 58-year-old man lying on the street near a CATS bus stop. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the police, their investigation revealed that the man’s death happened when he was struck by CATS bus 1079. They say the incident happened when the man was struck while trying to get the bus driver to stop. Police say that the driver of the bus struck the man and continue driving without stopping to help.
The CATS Driver has been charged with felony hit and run.
If You are Injured in a Hit and Run Accident
If you were somebody you love sustains an injury caused by a negligent hit and run driver, your number one priority is to seek medical care. Even if your injuries are relatively minor, let a doctor make a determination as to what level of care you need. In some cases, the signs and symptoms of many hit and run injuries may not manifest themselves for hours or even days after the incident occurs. By seeking immediate medical attention, you are ensuring your own medical well-being while also establishing a link between the crash and your injuries.
Try to remember any descriptions of the vehicle or driver responsible for the hit and run incident as well as the direction that they drove so you can give this information to the police. If you can safely do so, take pictures of everything at the scene of the accident. Get the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses to the accident.
Do You Need an Attorney for Your Case?
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the negligence of a commercial vehicle or mass transit vehicle driver, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we pledge to thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case so we can recover the compensation you need. This can include:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages if you cannot work while you recover
- Pain and suffering to images
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages in cases of gross negligence