Charlotte, NC (July 11, 2021) – Police in Charlotte responded to a fatal crash between a pedestrian and a vehicle early Saturday morning. The collision took place around 2:45 p.m. at the corner of LaSalle Street and Beatties Ford Road.
According to officials, the driver of a Mazda 3 came to the intersection and approached a red light. The driver failed to stop, however, and proceeded through the intersection, striking a pedestrian who was crossing the street. The pedestrian was in a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision. The pedestrian, later identified as Judy Sinclair, was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. The Mazda driver fled the scene before striking a Lexus ES350 a short distance away from the scene. The Lexus driver was seriously hurt and was also transferred to a hospital for treatment.
Police have not identified the Mazda driver at this time. An investigation into the collision remains ongoing. There is no word on what charges are expected to be filed.
Our condolences are with the family of Judy Sinclair following this tragic fatal crash in Charlotte.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal pedestrian accidents in North Carolina happen very suddenly and unexpectedly. In 2019, more than 200 people were killed in reported pedestrian accidents across our state. The harm from a North Carolina pedestrian accident can be great, especially when innocent victims are killed. Many pedestrian accidents in North Carolina happen as a result of the actions of a negligent driver. Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians are a common cause of pedestrian crashes in our state. When a pedestrian is in a crosswalk, they generally have the right of way, and drivers should slow down and stop, if necessary, in order to avoid a crash from occurring.
If your loved one has been killed in a pedestrian crash, our thoughts are with you. There is certainly nothing more devastating and heartbreaking than the sudden loss of a loved one due to a crash. This is especially true when they were simply an innocent victim and the crash was not their fault. In the aftermath of a pedestrian crash, it is important to have a full understanding of your legal rights.
Under our state’s law, the family members of those killed in a crash may be able to bring a claim against the other driver. A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date of the accident and should be handled using the services of a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. Here at Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer understands what you are going through during this difficult time and we want to help. Since 2012, we have recovered nearly 40 million dollars in total compensation for crash victims and their families.
Our team is here to speak with you at any time. We will help you as you move forward along your path to recovery. To speak with a member of our team and schedule your free consultation, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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