Greenville, NC (February 1, 2022) – A pedestrian suffered injuries in a crash that took place on Monday, January 31st in Greenville. The accident happened around 8:45 p.m. on Evans Street near the intersection with Clifton Street.
The Greenville Police Department was dispatched to the accident scene. According to a preliminary report, a woman tried to cross the road when she was hit by a vehicle. The victim was later identified by police as Lateefah Branch. The driver was identified as Crystal Oakley. Paramedics transported Branch to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. There is no word on the events that led up to the accident. No other injuries were reported.
The incident is still under investigation and there is no word on whether any charges are expected.
No additional information is available at this time.
We would like to extend our thoughts and best wishes to Lateefah Branch following this Greenville pedestrian crash. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Each year across North Carolina, there are thousands of pedestrian accidents reported in our state. These pedestrian crashes result in both serious injuries as well as fatalities. A North Carolina pedestrian accident happens very suddenly and unexpectedly and can lead to life-changing consequences. Many of these pedestrian accidents in Greenville occur when a pedestrian is crossing the road. The pedestrian is often not at fault as the driver failed to yield or stop for the victim, causing the crash to occur. In a case of driver negligence, the pedestrian may have the right to recover from their injuries.
North Carolina law provides victims with the right to receive valuable compensation when they have been involved in an accident that was not their fault. This compensation can cover a variety of damages, including pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages. In cases of serious injuries, your claim may have substantial value. However, it is important to remember that you should only handle a serious accident claim with the help of a skilled and knowledgeable attorney.
Greenville Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help when you need us the most. Greenville pedestrian accident attorney Jason M. Burton represents injured victims and their families throughout eastern North Carolina. Since 2012, our firm has proudly provided representation to those affected by the actions of careless drivers and we are here to help you as well. During that time, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation for our clients. We would be honored to assist you as you go through this difficult time in your life.
We are standing by and here to take your call at any time. When you need an aggressive and effective advocate, we can step into that role and provide you with the representation that you need and deserve. Our consultations are always free for potential clients. To schedule your appointment with our attorneys, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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