Charlotte, NC (October 26, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place in North Charlotte early Monday. The collision was reported around 2:30 a.m. on University City Blvd. near Interstate 85.
According to police, the victim was walking near the roadway when they were hit by a passing motorist. The victim, whose identity has not been released at this time, was later pronounced dead from their injuries. The accident took place in the southbound lanes of the roadway. There were no other injuries reported in the accident. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and has not been identified at this time. The road remained closed until after 5:00 a.m. as police cleared the crash scene and conducted an investigation into the accident. Motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating the accident. There is no additional information at this time.
Our condolences are with the victim’s family following this tragic pedestrian crash in Charlotte.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
More than 200 pedestrians lost their lives on North Carolina’s roadways in 2018. This represented more than a 12% increase from the number of fatal accidents involving pedestrians in 2017. A North Carolina pedestrian accident can take place on a busy city street or in a quiet private neighborhood. Pedestrians are all around us and drivers must always remember to exercise an appropriate level of care and caution in order to avoid a potentially catastrophic and tragic situation.
Many pedestrian accidents in North Carolina are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Speeding, distraction, and driver impairment are the main reasons for the pedestrian crashes that take place in our state. Drivers who negligently cause an injury or death to a pedestrian can and should be held legally responsible for their actions. Fortunately, under our state’s law, there is a remedy available for victims and their families.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a pedestrian accident, you need an attorney who will fight for you. Your attorney should be a tough advocate who is knowledgeable in the laws that apply to your situation. North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton brings the right mix of compassion and toughness to each of his cases. Since 2012, Mr. Burton has represented clients throughout the state who have been hurt by the careless and reckless actions of others. At Burton Law Firm, we truly believe in the pursuit of justice and we will fight hard to hold bad actors accountable for their actions. During this time, your focus should be solely on moving forward following a tragic event. You should not have to be concerned with how your medical bills will get paid or whether you will be compensated for your pain and suffering.
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