One killed, Two Injured in a Car Accident in East Charlotte

This news is to promote awareness around the dangers of motor vehicle accidents in the state of North Carolina. Our team at The Law Offices of Jason E Taylor has represented thousands of clients who have been the victims of other’s negligence while operating motor vehicles. We deeply understand the profound impacts these accidents can have on so many families and loved ones.

A man has passed away after a car accident in east Charlotte, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. On Sunday, August 6th, Just before 2:30 a.m., officers were called to Albemarle Road for a car crash.

At the scene of the accident, police found a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta with severe damage to the front of the car and a 2014 Dodge Ram with damage to the passenger side. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

According to police, the driver of the Dodge Ram was a 40-year-old named Jesus Lopez Garcia. He was driving west on Albemarle Road and was trying to make a U-turn onto Farm Pond Lane. Officers say Garcia had a yellow caution arrow in his lane of travel. While attempting to make the U-turn, he was hit by 28-year-old, Marcario Torres, who was the driver of the Jetta. The front-seat passenger in the Jetta was 36-year-old Heriberto Patino Maldonado, who was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department also says that both drivers were found to be driving while impaired, which was another cause of the crash. The driver of the Volkswagen, Torres, was charged with;  No Operator’s License, Operating a Motor Vehicle with No Headlights, Reckless Driving, Possession of an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle, and Felony Death by Motor Vehicle.

Officers charged the driver of the Dodge, Garcia with Failure to Yield the Right of Way, No Operator’s License, Possession of an Open Container in a Motor Vehicle, and Felony Death by Motor Vehicle.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Our thoughts and prayers at The Law Offices of Jason E Taylor are with the families who lost loved ones and those hurt in this tragic car accident in East Charlotte. 

Should you or someone you know find yourself injured as a victim of someone else’s negligence in an accident, our firm offers free consultations to help guide you through the process so you can focus on your mental and physical recovery. Contact us at 1-800-351-3008.

Note: This information is created and published using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information being shared and reported has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected or updated since publication, contact us and we will review and revise accordingly. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.



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