High Point, NC (October 26, 2020) – A man from High Point was injured after he was hit while helping his neighbor back out of her driveway on Sunday afternoon. The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. on East Green Drive near the intersection with University Parkway.
According to witnesses, Laurence King was helping a female neighbor back out of the driveway when he stepped into the roadway. While in the roadway, King was struck by a car and thrown approximately 15 feet. He suffered serious injuries to his head and leg and was taken to a local hospital where he remained as of Monday afternoon. There is no update on his condition at this time. The driver who struck King remained on the scene and cooperated with authorities. There are no charges pending at this time.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing. There is no additional information available.
Our thoughts go out to Laurence King following this accident in High Point. We hope that he is able to make a complete recovery from his injuries.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian crashes occur on North Carolina’s roadways each and every day. Due to the lack of protection when they are involved in a crash, pedestrians are very vulnerable to being seriously hurt or killed when they are struck by vehicles. According to recent statistics, more than 80 percent of victims in North Carolina pedestrian accidents will suffer injuries with many of them being seriously injured. A pedestrian accident takes place suddenly and without warning, leaving the pedestrian exposed to the full impact of the crash. Following a pedestrian accident, police will carefully investigate the scene in an effort to determine who should be held responsible.
An investigation into a pedestrian accident begins with determining whether the driver was at fault. Driver distraction and failing to yield the right of way are common causes of pedestrian accidents in North Carolina. In these instances, the driver may be legally responsible for any injuries that are caused as a result of the accident. It only takes a second for a negligent driver to cause an accident that can have life-altering effects on others.
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian crash and you believe that you were not at fault, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. A North Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer can help make sure that your rights are protected and that you are not being held financially responsible for the actions of others. At Burton Law Firm, our team is here for you when you need us, regardless of your circumstances. Together, we will fight to ensure that you receive the compensation and the outcome that you deserve. Since 2012, our office has successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation for injured victims.
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