Durham, NC (August 4, 2020) – A 44-year-old man from Cary was killed in a pedestrian crash on the Durham Freeway on Tuesday morning. The crash was reported around 5:30 a.m. near Ellis Road and Glover Road.
According to police, Jon Ryan Latham was walking near the freeway when he was hit by several vehicles. Latham sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead by rescue workers at the crash scene. Traffic in the northbound lanes was shut down for several hours while police worked at the scene and conducted an investigation and motorists were urged to find alternate routes of travel. Although several vehicles are suspected to be involved, police are currently focusing on a silver or gray Dodge Grand Caravan. It is believed that the Grand Caravan is missing pieces from its front bumper.
Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact investigator Henry at 919-560-4935 or Crimestoppers at 919-683-1200. There is no additional information available at this time.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jon Ryan Latham following this tragic pedestrian accident in Cary.
Pedestrian Accidents in Cary
Pedestrian accidents in North Carolina often have devastating outcomes for victims. In 2018, nearly 10% of all pedestrian crashes resulted in death. In that same year, there was a total of 225 pedestrian fatalities in our state. This number was actually up from the year before when there were 200 reported pedestrian accident deaths. The high percentage of pedestrian crashes that involve death and serious injury is an indicator of just how life-altering these crashes can be. Even those who are fortunate enough to survive a pedestrian accident are often left with serious injuries that may require many weeks and even months of medical treatment.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident in Cary or anywhere throughout the Triangle, you should reach out to a skilled Raleigh pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can work for you to relieve many of the burdens that you are facing during this difficult time. Following a serious crash, your focus should be on your family and moving forward and you should not have to worry about your legal claims or how to handle them properly.
At Burton Law Firm, Raleigh pedestrian accident lawyer Jason M. Burton has assisted clients in the Cary area for more than eight years. We are dedicated to each case and every client as if they were our own family. We have a reputation for tough but compassionate representation. Whether your case requires a strong presence in settlement negotiations or a trial in the courtroom, we are comfortable in any setting. We know that you are facing great difficulties during this time and we want to make the process as smooth as possible while helping you obtain the compensation that you need to move forward.
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