VIDEO: South Charlotte resident Curtis Watkins says he has been concerned about the safety of the intersection next to his home for a few years. Watkins lives right near the intersection of Wendover Road and Vernon Drive.
The homeowner said he was inside of his house working Thursday afternoon when he heard a loud noise outside.
“I was doing a meeting for work, doing a web meeting, and I heard the loud boom. It was like, ‘boom, boom, boom’, and I was like ‘well hold on, I got to go check this out’,” said Watkins.
He said he went outside to see what had happened and noticed smoke and flames coming from the intersection. Two cars had wrecked in the middle of the intersection. Watkins recorded the aftermath of the collision as firefighters hosed down the burning cars.
“I was seriously worried. I was hoping there was nobody in the vehicle of course,” said Watkins. “I’ve never seen flames like that before.”