Davidson County, NC (May 24, 2021) – A teenager was killed after being hit by a vehicle on North Carolina Highway 109 in Davidson County over the weekend. The crash took place early Monday morning at approximately 3:15 a.m.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the collision. Troopers say that 18-year-old Aliyah Jordan Garris, of Thomasville, was driving a vehicle that became disabled and stopped partially on the highway. Garris exited her vehicle to possibly change a tire when she was struck by a pickup truck that was traveling northbound on N.C. 109. Garris sustained critical injuries and died as a result of the collision. The driver of the pickup truck was not identified and there were no other injuries reported.
Troopers are still investigating the crash at this time. There is no further information available.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Aliyah Garris following this tragic crash in Davidson County.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal car accidents are extremely devastating and heartbreaking events for families who are forced to deal with the sudden loss of a loved one. Sadly, fatal crashes are reported in North Carolina every day. According to statistics maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, nearly 1,500 people lost their lives in North Carolina car accidents in 2019. This number was up slightly over the year before as more motorists were injured and killed on the roadways when compared with the same time period in 2018. Unfortunately, many car accident victims are injured or killed due to the actions of other drivers on the roadway and through no fault of their own.
When you have been affected by a North Carolina car accident, you may have questions about where to turn next. Following the accident, you should have a full understanding of your legal rights as they relate to the accident. If your loved one was killed, you could be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver responsible for their death. These cases must generally be filed within two years of the date of death. A wrongful death claim should only be handled by an experienced attorney as these cases are very complicated and require someone who knowledge of the law and procedure.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help during your time of need. North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted hundreds of crash victims and their families following serious accidents. We have handled all types of accident claims and we would be honored to help you as well.
You are not alone during this difficult time. It is important to have an attorney that you can turn to and trust during your time of greatest need. While your focus is on healing and recovery, let us handle the legal details of your claim. We provide free consultations to all potential clients. To schedule your free appointment, please contact us via the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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