Greensboro, NC (May 31, 2022) – Two women are dead after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 29 in Greensboro. The crash took place on Sunday night, May 29th near the exit for Hackett Street.
Officials with the Greensboro Police Department responded to the accident scene. According to a report, Ciealita Thornton and Lakisha Woody, both of Danville, were driving on US 29 when their car broke down in the left lane. Both women exited the vehicle and were standing near the road when they were hit by a passing vehicle. Both Thornton and Woody suffered critical injuries as a result of the accident. Both women later succumbed to their injuries. The driver of the car was not hurt in the accident.
The GPD’s Crash Reconstruction Team is currently investigating the incident. There is no word on whether the driver will face any charges.
No further information has been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the families of the two women who were killed in this tragic car accident in Greensboro.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina’s roadways can be dangerous places for motorists. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, approximately 1,500 people will lose their lives in crashes that take place on our state’s roadways annually. Many of these victims are killed or injured in accidents that were not their fault. Rather, they suffered fatal injuries at the hands of a negligent driver. Drivers who choose to operate their vehicle in a careless or reckless manner are responsible for hundreds of deadly crashes each year and they are also potentially legally responsible for the damages caused by their negligence.
North Carolina law provides victims with the right to receive a recovery following an injury accident. If your loved one was killed in a crash that was not their fault, you should speak with a skilled attorney as soon as possible. During this time, your focus should be on your family’s healing and recovery. Rather than worrying about the details of an accident claim, you should be able to spend this time with your loved ones and help to rebuild some of what has been lost.
Here at Burton Law Firm, Greensboro car accident attorney Jason M. Burton knows what you are going through. We offer legal services to clients throughout the Piedmont Triad area and we have a long track record of success in injury claims filed on behalf of victims throughout North Carolina. While we cannot change the fact that the crash happened, we can make sure that we give our best effort and that you walk away feeling like you were compensated for your injuries.
Our team stands ready to help you at any time. We always offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To talk with one of our Greensboro wrongful death lawyers, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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