Fayetteville, NC (September 25, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place in Fayetteville on Friday, September 25th. The crash happened around 4:00 a.m. in the 1700 block of Owen Drive.
The Fayetteville Police Department was dispatched to the scene shortly after the accident occurred. According to a report, the pedestrian was walking in or near the roadway when he was hit by an undescribed vehicle. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene following the crash. EMS and rescue crews later arrived at the scene and transported the injured pedestrian to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released at this time.
There is no word on what led up to the crash and police have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed as a result of the collision. There is no further information available at this time.
We would like to extend our thoughts and condolences to the family of the pedestrian who was killed in this tragic crash in Fayetteville.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
In 2018, there were nearly 8,000 people killed in pedestrian accidents across the United States. In that same year, 225 people lost their lives in pedestrian accidents in North Carolina, a figure that represented a 12% increase in deaths from the previous year. Many pedestrian accidents take place in urban settings and at night or in the early morning hours when visibility is low and drivers are less likely to see a pedestrian near the roadway. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents include driver distraction, reckless driving, impairment, and failure to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and stop signs. Hundreds of pedestrians in our state are hurt or killed every year due to the careless actions of third parties.
A North Carolina pedestrian accident can change your life in an instant. There is an extremely high chance of death or serious injury. Suddenly, you could find yourself facing high medical bills, a long road to recovery or a family may find themselves suddenly mourning the unexpected loss of a loved one. During this time, it is vital to seek the services of a skilled and trusted North Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here for you during your time of need. From our office in Raleigh, we assist victims and families who have suffered in all areas throughout our state. We strongly believe in justice for innocent victims and will fight tirelessly for the compensation that you need and deserve. For more than eight years, we have helped clients in all types of injury crashes, including serious pedestrian accidents, and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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