9 hurt in Charlotte-area wrecks Sunday

slyttle@charlotteobserver.comNovember 3, 2013 

Motorists have kept police and Medic busy Sunday across the Charlotte region, with at least nine people injured so far in wrecks.

All but one of the injuries was not serious, according to Medic.

Meanwhile, traffic conditions have settled down in the uptown Charlotte area, with fans in their seats at Bank of America Stadium. Congestion will build when the game ends sometime after 4 p.m.

The most recent collision was reported about 1 p.m. at Statesville and Rich Hatchett roads in Huntersville.

Medic says two people suffered injuries described as non-life-threatening. One person was taken to Carolinas Medical Center and the other to Novant Health Huntersville.

That wreck came an hour after a multi-vehicle crash in the 700 block of Peachtree Road in northwest Charlotte injured six people. Once again, none of the injuries was serious, according to Medic.

Three victims were taken to Novant Presbyterian Health in Charlotte, two to Carolinas Medical Center, and one to Novant Health Huntersville.

The most serious wreck was reported about 7:45 a.m. at Mallard Creek Road and Penniger Circle in north Charlotte. Fire Capt. Rob Brisley said firefighters had to free a trapped motorist, and the victim was taken by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

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