Kenly, NC (September 27, 2020) – Police are investigating following a fatal hit-and-run accident in Kenly on Friday, September 25th. The incident was reported around 8:16 p.m along North Carolina Highway 222.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the crash shortly after it took place. According to troopers, a pedestrian was walking near the highway when they were struck by an unidentified vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene just after hitting the pedestrian, leaving behind a broken license plate. The vehicle was also captured on surveillance video as it fled the crash scene.
Rescue workers arrived on the scene and later pronounced the pedestrian dead as a result of his injuries. The identity of the pedestrian has not been released at this time. There is no further information available regarding the suspect.
Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact the Kenly Police Department.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic crash in Kenly
North Carolina Pedestrian Crashes
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable groups on the roadway at any given time. According to statistics provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, nearly 80% of all North Carolina pedestrian accidents result in injuries. In 2018, 225 people were killed in pedestrian crashes, an increase of more than 12% from the previous year. Pedestrians have a very high risk of suffering death or serious injury when they have been involved in a crash. This is especially true if the accident took place at high speed. Many fatal pedestrian crashes occur at night or in the early morning hours when visibility is low or drivers are distracted and less likely to see a pedestrian. Further, most fatal pedestrian crashes occur in urban areas or on major roadways.
If you have been affected by a pedestrian accident in North Carolina, you are likely to experience a major change in your life. Whether you have lost a close family member, or if you yourself are dealing with the pain and stress that comes from these accidents, it is important to know that you are not alone. Many pedestrians are simply innocent victims who are injured or killed when they come into contact with a negligent driver. In these cases, the pedestrian or their representative should contact an experienced North Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer to discuss their options.
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