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North Carolina’s Luke Maye walks away from scary car accident on I-85

Maye was uninjured in the wreck that involved his car flipping several times.

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The Charlotte Observer reported early this morning that North Carolina basketball player Luke Maye was involved in a scary car accident on Thursday along I-85 on his way home from Chapel Hill. Maye’s car was totaled in the crash, but he was able to walk away with nothing more than bumps and bruises, according to his parents.

Luke was traveling from Chapel Hill to his hometown of Huntersville when the wreck occurred. Maye was making the trek to attend his younger brother’s middle school graduation on Thursday. He was also scheduled to be a speaker at his former elementary school Friday morning.

Maye was about an hour outside of Huntersville when his parents say he ran into an 18-wheeler that caused his car to flip “several times” before coming to rest on its roof. The car was totaled, but their son was ultimately okay. He didn’t even need to be transported to the hospital, which seems like a miracle when you consider the description of the accident.

From everything we know about the accident Maye seems lucky to be alive, much less uninjured. His dad said the accident scared Luke quite a bit, as it would anyone. Thankfully he seems to be alright after what could have been so much worse. Scary events like this can happen anytime you get into a vehicle, so let this be another reminder to drive safely and wear your seat belts.