Charlotte, NC (June 14, 2020) – A 34-year-old woman was killed in a Charlotte pedestrian crash on Friday evening. The crash took place just after 11:00 p.m. in the 1100 block of West Sugar Creek Road.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to the crash scene shortly after the incident took place. When officers arrived, they found a woman lying in the roadway in front of a Shell gas station. The victim was later identified as Melba Emerita Aguilar-Amaya. She was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital.
The driver who struck Amaya stopped after the collision and remained on the scene to cooperate with the police investigation. The driver’s identity has not been released and no other injuries were reported.
An investigation is ongoing at this time.
Our condolences are with the family of Melba Aguilar-Amaya during this difficult time.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian deaths in North Carolina have risen steadily over the past several years. In 2018, there were 228 reported pedestrian fatalities in our state. In addition to fatal crashes, many more are injured in North Carolina pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians are very vulnerable to being seriously hurt or killed when they are struck by a vehicle.
Many pedestrian accidents in North Carolina occur due to negligence or inattention of motorists. Drivers who fail to yield, or are otherwise distracted, can cause a catastrophic accident. Pedestrian accident cases are complicated and must be carefully investigated in order to determine who is at fault for the crash.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer Jason M. Burton has assisted pedestrians and their families who have suffered serious injuries in crashes all across our state. We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. To speak with us at any time, please call (833) 623-0042.
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