Johnston County, NC (December 7, 2020) – A 2-year-old toddler was killed after being hit by a vehicle in their front yard. The crash happened on Sunday, December 6th around 2:30 p.m.
According to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Department, the young child was playing in the front yard when they were hit by a vehicle traveling in the 1700 block of Massengill Road. Following the crash, the child was rushed to WakeMed Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.
Police have not identified the deceased child at this time. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol, along with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the crash.
The driver remained at the accident scene following the collision and is cooperating with the investigation at this time. There is no further information available and no charges have been filed as a result of the accident.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic accident in Johnston County.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
There are approximately 1,500 fatalities on North Carolina’s roadways each year. This number has remained relatively steady over the past few years, while the total number of traffic accidents has risen. While no one ever expects to be involved in a serious and fatal crash, the reality is that these accidents take place each day across our state. Many fatal North Carolina car accidents result in the loss of an innocent victims’ life. The grief and pain are even greater when the victim is a young child.
There is certainly nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a family member due to a traffic accident. Negligent drivers are very prevalent on our roadways and some type of negligent driving is the culprit in most car accidents in North Carolina. Speeding, distraction, impairment, and reckless driving are among the forms of negligent driving behavior that we see each day on our roadways. Each crash must be carefully investigated by officials in order to determine the cause and who should be held at fault.
If you have lost a loved one in a crash, we understand the difficulties that you are facing. The sudden loss of a family member can cause a huge void in your life and each day can seem like a struggle. Here at Burton Law Firm, we want to help you during your time of need. Our North Carolina personal injury attorneys have a reputation for compassionate and competent representation. We have more than eight years of experience serving accident victims across the Triangle area and we would be honored to put our skills to work for you.
We are here to take your call at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients and we handle most accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no fee to you unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.