Garner, NC (June 19, 2020) – A 65-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash on Highway 70 in Garner on Wednesday night. The crash happened around 11:45 p.m. near Mechanical Boulevard.
Police say that 65-year-old Theodore Bell of Milwaukee was crossing over the eastbound lanes of US 70 when he was hit by a 2012 Hyundai, driven by Jamieson Blashaw. Blashaw left the scene after striking Bell. Authorities later arrived and pronounced Bell dead at the scene.
Following a search, Blashaw was located by police. He was charged with felony hit-and-run. There is no word on whether any other charges are expected. No further information has been released.
We extend our condolences to the family of Theodore Bell following this fatal pedestrian crash in Raleigh.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents can and often do result in death or serious injuries for victims. These crashes are extremely tragic and leave family and friends struggling to move forward following the aftermath of such a sudden tragedy.
Following a North Carolina pedestrian crash, it is important to be aware of your legal rights. If you or your family member was a victim, you could be entitled to recovery. North Carolina personal injury law provides compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and potentially more. If your loved one was killed in the crash, you could have a claim under our wrongful death statutes.
North Carolina personal injury lawyer Jason M. Burton has served individuals in the Raleigh area and throughout surrounding regions for more than eight years.
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