Chapel Hill, NC (September 1, 2020) – The Chapel Hill Police Department was called to the scene of a pedestrian accident on Sunday, August 30th. The crash was reported just after 6:00 p.m. along Old Durham Road near Scarlett Drive.
According to reports, officers received a call regarding the crash and quickly responded to the scene. When they arrived, police found one person lying in the roadway and suffering from injuries. The person had been walking along Old Durham Road before being struck by a vehicle in the area. The vehicle then fled the scene before police could arrive. The pedestrian was taken to UNC hospitals with undisclosed injuries. There is no update on their condition at this time and their identity has not been released.
Police are still searching for the vehicle involved in the crash. The car is described as a silver or gray SUV. Anyone with information is asked to call the Orange County Communications Center at 919-732-5063.
We wish to extend our thoughts to the injured pedestrian following this crash in Chapel Hill. We hope that the victim is able to make a complete recovery from their injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
A North Carolina pedestrian accident is often a very serious matter for victims. Pedestrian accidents have an extremely high rate of injury, with more than 80% of these crashes resulting in the pedestrian being hurt in some way or another. Common injuries caused by pedestrian crashes include broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, and soft tissue injuries. These injuries can take a long time to heal and require extensive medical treatment that can result in mounting medical costs.
Many pedestrians are injured due to the negligence of motorists. Drivers who cause these crashes typically do so because they are inattentive to their surroundings. They might fail to see the pedestrian in a crosswalk, or may not slow down or stop until it is too late to avoid the crash. Unfortunately, the innocent pedestrian ends up with life-altering injuries that can affect their standard and quality of living on a daily basis.
If you have been hurt in a North Carolina pedestrian crash, you should speak with an attorney regarding your legal rights as soon as possible. You may be able to file a claim against the other driver and their insurance company to help you obtain valuable compensation. Only a trusted attorney can evaluate your case and determine the amount of compensation that you need in order to secure your future.
At Burton Law Firm, Raleigh pedestrian accident lawyer Jason M. Burton has assisted victims of traffic accidents in the Triangle area for more than eight years. Mr. Burton maintains strong ties to the local community and is proud to serve citizens in our area who have been victimized by the negligent and careless actions of others.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us at https://www.jmburtonlaw.com/contact-us/ or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.