Davidson, NC (June 18, 2021) – Police in Davidson have identified the woman who was killed in a pedestrian crash on Thursday, June 17th. The accident happened around 1:00 p.m. on Main Street near the intersection with Chairman Blake Lane.
According to the Davidson Police Department, 64-year-old Suzanne Younts, was walking near the roadway when she was struck by a passing vehicle. Rescue crews rushed to the scene and attempted life-saving measures on Younts. She ultimately succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. There is no word on the cause of the accident at this time and it is not clear if the driver remained at the scene to speak with authorities. The crash caused the road to be closed for several hours while police investigated. Motorists were advised to avoid the area and to find alternate routes of travel if possible. Police have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed.
No additional information has been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Suzanne Younts following this fatal pedestrian crash in Davidson.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrian crashes are some of the most serious types of accidents that occur in North Carolina. Pedestrians have no protection from the impact of a serious crash and thus they are highly likely to be killed or seriously injured when they are involved in a crash with a vehicle. Each year across our state, there are thousands of people who are hurt in North Carolina pedestrian accidents. In 2019, more than 200 people were killed in pedestrian accidents on our roadways. These pedestrians were often innocent victims who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time when the crash occurred.
Many pedestrian accidents in North Carolina take place at intersections. Often, pedestrians are hurt in a crash when the driver fails to see them or fails to yield the right of way. These negligent driving behaviors can cause catastrophic injuries in a matter of seconds. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a North Carolina pedestrian crash, you should seek skilled and experienced legal representation as soon as possible in order to preserve your rights.
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