Clayton, NC (October 16, 2020) – Police in Clayton responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Clayton on Friday, October 16th. The crash happened around 8:00 p.m. on U.S. Highway 70.
According to Lt. Drew Medlin of the Clayton Police Department, a man was trying to cross the road when he was struck by a vehicle. The man, who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene and the driver was cooperating with police following the incident. The identity of the driver has not been released at this time. No other injuries were reported as a result of the collision.
The eastbound lanes of Highway 70 were closed while police investigated the accident and cleared away the wreckage. Motorists were advised to use caution or to find a different route of travel if possible. An investigation remains ongoing at this time and there is no additional information available.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic fatal pedestrian crash in Clayton.
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.
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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