Durham, NC (April 22, 2022) – Officials with the Durham Police Department were at the scene involving a jogger on Tuesday, April 19th. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 54 near Rollingwood Drive.
According to police, the jogger was struck from behind by a car traveling on NC 54. Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the injured jogger to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries. The victim was described as a white male in his early 20s with blond hair. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene after hitting the jogger. Police are still searching for the driver and the suspect vehicle at this time.
An investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the victim following this injury crash in Durham. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrian accidents in North Carolina take place each day and multiple times per day. These accidents have a high rate of injury and death. In fact, about 12% of all reported pedestrian crashes resulted in death in 2019. A much greater percentage of pedestrians were hurt when they were struck by vehicles. Many pedestrians are put in a difficult spot and a crash may be unavoidable due to the actions of a negligent driver. When a pedestrian crash does occur, the results are often, unfortunately, catastrophic.
Being involved in a Durham pedestrian accident is a life-changing and devastating event for both the victim and their family. Although the crash itself can be tragic, you could have important and valuable legal rights in the aftermath of the collision. Under North Carolina law, a personal injury action can be sustained against a driver who was responsible for the collision. This means that you could be entitled to recover compensation, including pain and suffering, lost wages, payment of medical bills, and potentially more following the crash. Only an experienced attorney, however, can truly advise you regarding your claim.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Durham
At Burton Law Firm, we have assisted accident victims throughout the Triangle and eastern North Carolina areas for more than 9 years. Durham personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton stands ready to assist during your time of need. No matter what challenges you are facing, we are here to help and we will make sure that the other driver is held accountable for their actions. Since 2012, our firm has successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for innocent accident victims and their families and we would be proud to help you as well.
We are standing by to take your call at any time and our firm always provides a free consultation and case evaluation to all potential and prospective clients. Our firm handles most cases on a contingency fee basis meaning that there is no attorney fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
Note: Burton Law Firm utilizes a variety of outside sources in the creation of these accident news posts. These sources include news bulletins, police reports, first-hand accounts, news stories, as well as additional outside sources. For this reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our office or writing staff. If you find information that is not correct about an accident that we have written about, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can promptly correct the information. If you would prefer that we remove the story, contact us directly and we will make every effort to remove the story in a timely manner.
Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.