At the time of the crash, the Fayetteville Police Department was dispatched to the scene of a crash at the intersection of Parmalee Drive and Capri Street. According to officials, 36-year-old Ameria McClain of Fayetteville was walking along Parmalee when she was hit by an unidentified vehicle. Rescue workers arrived and pronounced McClain dead at the crash scene.
The driver remained on the scene following the accident but has not been identified at this time. Police closed Parmalee between Gardner Street and Lady Cheryl Drive. The road remained closed until about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Motorists in the area were urged to find alternate routes of travel and to proceed with caution when driving near the accident site. Authorities have not said whether any charges are expected as a result of the accident. An investigation is ongoing.
There is no additional information available at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Ameria McClain in the aftermath of this pedestrian accident in Fayetteville.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents take place every day across North Carolina. These crashes can occur in a variety of settings, including busy roads and highways, college campuses, small towns, and neighborhoods. Pedestrians are everywhere and drivers must always be alert for their presence. Inattentive driving is a major cause of North Carolina pedestrian accidents. Drivers can be distracted by a number of things, including their cell phones, and even a moment of distraction can lead to a crash that has irreversible consequences.
Last year in North Carolina, more than 200 people were killed in pedestrian accidents and more than 2,200 suffered various types of injuries. Nearly 90% of all reported crashes involving pedestrians also resulted in injuries. This rate is far higher than any other type of traffic accident. These numbers help to illustrate the very major and real risks that pedestrians face when they are involved in an accident in our state.
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