Charlotte, NC – Lydia Morales Garcia Struck, Killed in Crash on Oakdale Road

Charlotte, NC (August 15, 2020) – A woman from Charlotte was killed after she was hit by a pickup truck on Thursday, August 13th. The crash took place on Oakdale Road.
According to reports from the scene, 51-year-old Lydia Morales Garcia was standing near Oakdale Road. Garcia observed a boy run into the road to chase a ball. At the same time, a pickup truck was coming towards the boy. Garcia saw the child and was able to push him out of the way of the oncoming truck. The boy avoided being hit, however, the truck crashed into Garcia.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and administered medical treatment to Garcia. She was later transported to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The child was also taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons but he was later released. The driver involved in the crash has not been identified by authorities.
An investigation remains ongoing, however, neither speed nor alcohol appeared to play a role in the accident. There have been no charges filed at this time.
We extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Lydia Morales Garcia following this tragic incident in Charlotte.

Fatal Traffic Accidents in North Carolina  Charlotte, NC - Lydia Morales Garcia Struck, Killed in Crash on Oakdale Road

The loss of a loved one to a North Carolina traffic accident is one of the most dangerous and devastating events that any family will ever have to face. The suddenness of the tragedy makes it extremely difficult to comprehend and understand as family members are suddenly confronted with the thought that their loved one is gone. Sadly, more than 1,400 people lost their lives in accidents that took place across North Carolina in 2019.

If you have experienced the tragic loss of a family member, you are no doubt going through a difficult time. As you move forward with your future, things may seem uncertain. You could be facing financial difficulty if your loved one helped to provide for your family. You are certainly dealing with the mental pain and anguish that comes with such a serious event. These feelings can be complicated when your loved one was killed in a crash that was not their fault.

Under North Carolina law, family members, or the deceased victim’s next-of-kin, have the right to bring a wrongful death action against the person who was responsible for causing the accident. A North Carolina wrongful death claim seeks the recovery of various types of compensation on behalf of the deceased victim. These cases often include claims for lost wages, payment of funeral and medical bills, and payment for loss of companionship.

North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton stands ready to help if you find yourself in this difficult and tragic situation. At Burton Law Firm, PLLC we believe in standing up for the rights of innocent crash victims and their families and will fight relentlessly for justice in your case.

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