Cabarrus County, NC (July 31, 2020) – A jogger suffered injuries after being hit by a deputy with the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning. The crash took place around 5:30 a.m. on Stallings Road near the intersection with Harrisburg Veterans Parkway.
According to police reports, a deputy with the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office was traveling northbound on Stallings Road. The deputy stopped at an intersection before turning left onto Harrisburg Veterans Parkway. As the deputy completed his turn, his vehicle collided with a jogger. The deputy had a blinking yellow traffic light at the time the crash occurred. The deputy told investigating officers that he did not see the jogger in the roadway.
The 19-year-old jogger was trapped beneath the police vehicle after being hit. Crews were able to extricate him from underneath the car and he was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. At this time, it appears as though the injuries are not life-threatening. A second jogger was also injured but it is unclear if that person was also struck by the deputy’s vehicle.
There is no further information available.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims following this crash in Cabarrus County. We hope for their complete and speedy recoveries.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
There are nearly 300,000 reported traffic accidents in North Carolina each year. From this number, more than 80,000 people suffer injuries ranging from minor to serious. Pedestrian accidents are quite common and take place several times per day. Pedestrians should always remain aware of their surroundings and motorists should pay attention at all times in order to ensure that they do not cause a pedestrian crash with catastrophic results.
Each North Carolina pedestrian accident must be closely and carefully investigated. In the event that the driver is determined to be at fault, the injured victim has valuable legal rights. In North Carolina, negligent drivers can be held legally responsible for the financial and personal damages of the crash victims. This includes payment of all medical and prescription costs, lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering. These cases can be very complicated, however, and only an experienced North Carolina personal injury attorney can accurately evaluate your case and the value of your claim.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina personal injury lawyer Jason M. Burton has over eight years of experience and has assisted thousands of crash victims and their families. Mr. Burton understands what you are feeling and experiencing following a crash. We are here to help answer your questions and obtain the compensation you need to resume living a normal life following a devastating crash.
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