Winter weather leads to commuter chaos
by Staff Writer
Huntersville Police Sergeant Andrew Dempski, supervisor over the town’s traffic safety unit, said there were seven crashes involving property damage.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to two of those crashes.
One of those crashes happened on Eastfield Road and involved a Huntersville Fire Department truck.
The other crash on Huntersville-Concord Road involved a vehicle that struck a tree. Dempski said the driver sustained serious injuries. A helicopter was called in to take the person to the hospital, but couldn’t fly in the weather.
Three of the seven crashes involved personal injury, and four were property damage only. Ice on the road was a contributing factor in each wreck, Dempski said.
Huntersville police responded to several other calls where vehicles slid off the road but reported no damage.