High Point, NC (September 11, 2020) – Authorities are investigating after a 2-year-old child was struck and seriously injured in a crash that took place on Thursday. The incident was reported around 8:00 p.m. in the 900 block of Forrest Street.
According to reports from the scene, the child was playing near the roadway when she was hit by a black Mustang. The driver remained at the scene following the crash. The young girl was taken to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital where she was listed in serious condition. Police have not identified the driver at this time. No other injuries were reported following the accident.
An investigation remains active at this time. Impairment was not a factor in the crash but officers are still determining whether the driver was speeding or distracted when the crash took place. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and well-wishes to the family of the injured child in this High Point pedestrian accident.
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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