Greenville, NC (November 14, 2020) – The Greenville Police Department is investigating following a fatal hit-and-run crash on Friday, November 13th. The crash was reported around 7:30 p.m. on Memorial Drive, near the intersection with Greenville Boulevard.
The collision took place in the southbound lanes of the roadway. The bicyclist was identified only as a male. Police say that the vehicle struck the bicyclist and then left the scene. Officers are currently searching for a white or tan four-door passenger vehicle in connection with the crash. The car likely has damage to the front end and the windshield. There is no information on the events leading up to the crash at this time and no additional details are available.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic hit-and-run accident in Greenville.
Hit-and-Run Crashes in North Carolina
Fatal crashes take place each day on North Carolina’s roadways. Hit-and-run accidents can be especially devastating as the driver has attempted to avoid responsibility for their actions. In North Carolina, it is a felony to leave the scene of a crash involving serious injuries or death. Once they are apprehended, drivers can face severe penalties, including jail time and fines. Additionally, the motorist who causes a hit-and-run crash can be held financially responsible for the damages that they have caused.
Given the complexity of these types of accidents, a hit-and-run crash case should only be handled by an attorney with experience dealing with these types of claims. In some cases, the other driver may never be located, and obtaining compensation can be difficult. An experienced attorney can ensure that you are not left empty-handed when you or a loved one have been victimized by the negligence of another motorist. An experienced North Carolina car accident lawyer can search for available insurance policies to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
At Burton Law Firm, our team will have your back every step of the way. From our office in Raleigh, we help crash victims and their families throughout the state when they have been victimized by the actions of others. We will fight to make sure that you achieve justice and the compensation you deserve following a sudden and unexpected tragedy. For more than eight years, we have fought for clients and obtained more than 40 million dollars in total compensation. We would be honored to assist you as well.
Our firm stands ready to help you at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. There is no financial obligation to you as we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not get paid until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us at https://www.jmburtonlaw.com/contact-us/ or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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