According to WCNC-TV the area has been a source of constant worry for residents, who have been lobbying the Charlotte Department of Transportation for a left-turn signal for many years. Residents told the station that traffic backs up, making it nearly impossible for anyone to turn left before the standard light becomes red. As a result, many people run the light.
View Larger Map The 20-year-old driver of a Toyota Scion is being charged with causing the accident. Currently facing a charge of death by motor vehicle charges, police say additional charges will be forthcoming. The surviving family of the 68-year-old man should consider contacting a personal injury lawyer in North Carolina to discuss their legal options. A life was lost apparently due to the reckless behavior of another driver who is now facing criminal charges. To learn about what damages can be pursued through a wrongful death claim, take a look at this article written by a wrongful death attorney in North Carolina.