Charlotte, NC (August 1, 2020) – A man was seriously hurt after being hit by a semi-truck on Friday in east Charlotte. The crash was first reported around 2:15 p.m. in the 6400 block of Albemarle Road.
According to reports from the scene, a pedestrian was walking along Albemarle Road when he was hit by a semi-truck. The pedestrian was dragged underneath the truck for several feet before it came to rest. Several witnesses saw the crash occur and shouted for the truck to stop before they called 911. Rescue workers arrived on the scene and rushed the man to a nearby hospital. He is believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash. The man’s identity has not been released at this time and there is no further update on his condition.
Albemarle Road was closed near the intersection with Farm Pond Lane for several hours while investigators worked at the scene. Motorists were urged to find alternate routes of travel. The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. There is no additional information available.
We extend our thoughts to the injured pedestrian following this serious crash in Charlotte.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina with a population of nearly 900,000 and growing. Each day across Charlotte, there are thousands of pedestrians out and about on the roadways. This is especially true in the uptown area and other residential districts. However, pedestrians can be found anywhere at any time and drivers must always exercise caution to ensure that they do not cause a crash that can have catastrophic results. Unfortunately, many pedestrians receive serious injuries when they are involved in pedestrian accidents in Charlotte and other parts of our state.
If you have been hurt in a North Carolina pedestrian accident, you likely have many questions about your recovery and your future. During this time, it is normal to experience physical pain and emotional trauma as a result of the crash. When you have been injured at the hands of a negligent driver, you should speak with an experienced North Carolina pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible about your legal rights. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, lost income due to the crash, as well as payment of your medical and prescription costs. If you wait too long, your case could be jeopardized and you could end up costing yourself thousands of dollars.
At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton has proudly represented clients throughout our state since 2012. Mr. Burton has recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation for crash victims and their families during that time. We are here to help when you have been hurt in a crash that was not your fault. We strongly believe in achieving justice for injured accident victims.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. To schedule your appointment with us, please call (833) 623-0042 or contact us through our website. We look forward to hearing from you.
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