Durham, NC (December 5, 2020) – A man sustained serious injuries after being hit by a tractor-trailer on the Durham Freeway on Friday morning. The crash occurred around 1:00 a.m.
Police and rescue crews responded to the accident scene just after the incident took place. According to authorities, a man was traveling on the Freeway when he was involved in a single-vehicle accident. Following the accident, the man exited his vehicle and was walking near the roadway when he was hit by an Amazon Prime tractor-trailer. The man, who has not been identified at this time, received serious injuries and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. There is no further update on his condition at this time. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured in the collision and has not been identified by authorities.
There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed as a result of the accident. An investigation remains ongoing at this time and no further information is available.
Our thoughts and well-wishes go out to the victim who was hurt in the pedestrian crash on the Durham Freeway.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
Each day across our state, many people will find themselves suffering from serious injuries due to unexpected motor vehicle crashes. Major highways and thoroughfares are a common site of these accidents. With higher traffic volumes, higher speed limits, and greater congestion, a busy road can be a dangerous and deadly place for crash victims. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, a total of 126,595 people were injured in all accidents reported in North Carolina in 2019. Many of these victims were seriously hurt, requiring complicated and extensive medical treatment for their injuries.
Following a North Carolina car accident, you are likely to have many questions about your future. During this time, you could be suffering from physical pain due to the crash but may also be struggling with emotional and mental pain as well. The scars from a car accident can extend well beyond the crash itself and can cause long-term issues for many victims. It is important, therefore, that you receive the compensation that you need and deserve to fully address the injuries that you have sustained.
If you have suffered injuries due to a car accident in North Carolina, it is important to retain an attorney with the skills and knowledge to fully address your situation. Failing to receive the settlement you deserve can be damaging to your future as you try to recover following a crash. At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help. Durham car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton knows what steps need to be taken to secure your future. We will fight for you during your time of need and we will seek to hold the other driver accountable for their actions that put you in an undesirable position.
Our firm is standing by to help. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential clients. To speak with us, please contact our office via the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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