Greensboro, NC (July 25, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash involving an impaired driver in Greensboro on Friday, July 23rd. The crash took place around 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of West Wendover Avenue and Big Tree Way.
According to a report from the scene, 61-year-old Tyrone Terry Lambert, of Greensboro was operating a Nissan Versa when he came to a traffic light at the intersection of Wendover and Big Tree. At the same time, a pedestrian was crossing the road. Lambert failed to stop for the pedestrian, causing a collision. The pedestrian, who has no been identified at this time, suffered critical injuries and died at the scene.
Lambert remained at the site following the collision. After an investigation, police charged with him driving while intoxicated, driving with a revoked license, and felony death by motor vehicle. He was taken to the Guilford County Jail and held under a $15,000 bond.
The collision is still under investigation at this time. There is no additional information available.
Our thoughts and well-wishes go out to the family of the deceased pedestrian following this tragic pedestrian accident in Greensboro.
Fatal Accidents in Greensboro
In 2018, there were 225 reported fatalities due to pedestrian accidents in North Carolina. Among all reported pedestrian crashes in our state, about 80% resulted in some type of injury to the pedestrian. The dangers of a pedestrian accident are obvious. Victims of these crashes are extremely vulnerable to death and serious injury as they have no protection from the tremendous force of a collision. Some common injuries in pedestrian accidents include broken bones, fractures, head trauma, soft tissue injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Pedestrians who are able to escape serious injury are very fortunate.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Greensboro pedestrian accident, you should seek legal help as soon as possible. If the crash was caused by the negligent actions of another driver, it is important to exercise your rights to the fullest extent of the law. North Carolina law allows recovery for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and potentially more depending on the facts of your case. In crashes involving a fatality, a wrongful death claim may be pursued against the other driver. These cases are complicated and require an attorney who has significant experience in the area.
Greensboro pedestrian accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here to help when you need a trusted attorney who can help you fight for what you deserve. At Burton Law Firm, our clients always come first and we fight for each and every person to receive the compensation that they need to help them manage one of the most difficult times in their lives. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars on behalf of injured victims and their families.
Our team is here for you, any time day or night. Our consultations are always free and we would be glad to help. To schedule your appointment with a wrongful death lawyer in Greensboro, please contact our office at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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