Carteret County, NC (June 16, 2021) – A 63-year-0ld man is dead following a pedestrian crash in Carteret County on Saturday morning, June 12th. The incident took place around 3:00 a.m. on U.S. Highway 70 near Newport.
Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to reports, the pedestrian was walking eastbound when he was hit by a Dodge truck. The pedestrian, who was not identified, died at the crash scene. The truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the police investigation. Police have not provided any details on the crash or the events that led up to it. There is no word at this time on whether any charges are expected. No additional information is available at this time.
The crash investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal pedestrian crash in Carteret County.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
In 2018, there were 225 reported fatalities due to pedestrian accidents in North Carolina. Among all reported pedestrian crashes in our state, about 80% resulted in some type of injury to the pedestrian. The dangers of a North Carolina pedestrian accident are obvious. Victims of these crashes are extremely vulnerable to death and serious injury as they have no protection from the tremendous force of a collision. Some common injuries in pedestrian accidents include broken bones, fractures, head trauma, soft tissue injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Pedestrians who are able to escape serious injury are very fortunate.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a North Carolina pedestrian accident, you should seek legal help as soon as possible. If the crash was caused by the negligent actions of another driver, it is important to exercise your rights to the fullest extent of the law. North Carolina law allows recovery for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and potentially more depending on the facts of your case. In crashes involving a fatality, a wrongful death claim may be pursued against the other driver.
North Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here to help when you need a trusted attorney who can help you fight for what you deserve. At Burton Law Firm, our clients always come first and we fight for each and every person to receive the compensation that they need to help them manage one of the most difficult times in their lives. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation on behalf of injured victims and their families.
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