Crime & Courts

Vehicle hits house in NW Charlotte; 1 seriously hurt

One person was seriously injured early Saturday when a vehicle went off the road and slammed into a house in northwest Charlotte, police said.

The victim was driving the minivan which hit the residence shortly after 2:45 a.m. in the 7200 block of Beatties Ford Road. That is near Kidd Lane, about a half-mile northwest of Hornets Nest Park.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were still investigating the wreck late Saturday, so it is not clear what caused the driver to go off the road. The front of the vehicle went several feet through the brick wall, however.

WBTV, the Observer’s media partner, said it was told by a neighbor that the residence was not inhabitable due to the damage. Police said a woman and two children lived there.

Medic said it took the victim to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.