Gastonia, NC (September 23, 2020) – Police were at the scene of a crash involving a 1-year-old child in Gastonia. The crash was first reported around 12:00 p.m. in the 100 block of North Liberty Street.
According to the Gastonia Police Department, officers arrived at the scene and later discovered that the young child had been struck by a vehicle in the area. The victim was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center before being airlifted to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. There is no word on the extent of the injuries at this time or the cause of the accident. No one involved has been identified by the police and it is not clear whether the other driver remained at the scene.
Police are still looking into the accident at this time and have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed. No further information has been released.
We would like to extend our most sincere thoughts and condolences to the family of the young victim.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
According to statistics released by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were a total of 2,435 pedestrian crashes in North Carolina in 2018. Of this number, 225 people were killed and 2,210 sustained injuries of varying degrees. The percentage of deaths and injuries in pedestrian crashes is far higher than for other types of crashes. The danger of being seriously hurt in a North Carolina pedestrian accident is, unfortunately, quite high. With over 80% of these collisions resulting in injury, pedestrians often find themselves suffering from life-altering effects following an accident.
A pedestrian crash must be carefully investigated by authorities in order to determine who should be held responsible for the accident. Investigators will look at a variety of factors, including whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk at the time of the accident, whether the driver was distracted or impaired, and whether the crash could have been avoided with reasonable efforts on the part of the driver. All of these questions and more are considered in determining if the driver’s negligence caused the crash.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may have valuable and important legal rights. Under North Carolina law, you could be entitled to recover damages for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Given the serious nature of these accidents, the stakes are very high and you should not trust your future with just any attorney.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer Jason M. Burton has more than eight years of experience in assisting crash victims and their families. Mr. Burton understands what you are going through and is here to help you receive the compensation that you need to get through this difficult time. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars on behalf of crash victims and their families. We strive every day to obtain justice for those who have been affected by the careless and reckless actions of third parties.
Our team is standing by to assist you at any time. To schedule your free consultation, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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