Garner, NC (March 25, 2021) – A 6-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Garner on Tuesday, March 23rd. The crash happened around 11:00 p.m. on J.R. Drive at the intersection with Benson Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the accident scene. According to Troopers, the boy walked out of the house and into a two-lane roadway. As he was in the roadway, he was struck by a passing car. The boy was taken to a local hospital where he later died. The driver fled the scene after the crash. He was later located and identified as 73-year-old Paul Wayne Wall.
Troopers are still investigating the accident at this time. There have been no charges filed, however, the investigation remains ongoing. No further information is available.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of the young boy who was killed in this tragic hit-and-run crash in Garner.
Hit-and-Run Crashes in North Carolina
A hit-and-run crash is a very serious and devastating event for victims as well as their loved ones. Each year in North Carolina, there are thousands of reported crashes where the driver chooses to flee the scene of the accident rather than remain and wait for authorities to arrive. Although it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident, especially an accident involving injury, many motorists simply disregard the law and their legal obligations and choose to flee anyway. Once these drivers are apprehended, they will likely face both civil and criminal liability for their actions.
If you have been affected by a hit-and-run crash in North Carolina, you should speak with an attorney regarding your legal rights as soon as possible. Under our state’s law, you could have a claim to recovery against the other driver. In some instances, however, the driver is never located, making your recovery a more difficult proposition. In this situation, you will need to make a claim against your own insurance policy, which is known as an uninsured motorist claim. Having a skilled and experienced attorney helping you with this claim will ensure that you locate all available sources of insurance coverage and that you are not left empty-handed due to an accident that was not your fault in the first place.
At Burton Law Firm, we strive to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations on a daily basis. Our individual approach to each case and our passion for achieving justice helps ensure that we are always acting in your best interest. We will fight until you have received the compensation that you need and deserve. North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton handles accident cases on behalf of our firm and he will stand in your corner when you have been victimized by the reckless actions of another motorist.
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