Lexington, NC (November 16, 2020) – The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an injury crash on Sunday, November 15th. The crash along North Carolina Highway 9 in Lexington near City Lake Road.
According to troopers, a white Acura TSX was traveling northbound on Highway 8 when the driver struck two pedestrians who were walking on the shoulder of the roadway. Rather than remaining at the scene, the driver fled the area before police could arrive. The two crash victims were identified as 46-year-old John Tracy Jones and 40-year-old Joshua Caleb Crocker. Both Jones and Crocker were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Crocker suffered serious injuries, while Jones suffered minor injuries.
The Highway Patrol is asking for assistance in locating the driver. The car is believed to be between a 2009 and 2014 model and may have damage to the right side.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the SHP at 336-481-0025. There is no additional information available at this time.
We wish to offer our thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery to the two victims of this hit-and-run crash in Lexington.
Hit-and-Run Accidents in North Carolina
Each year across North Carolina there are hundreds of thousands of reportable car accidents in our state. These crashes take place daily throughout all areas, including busy highways and city streets, as well as quiet residential neighborhoods, and rural areas. No one is ever truly safe from the dangers of being injured or killed in a crash. This is due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways. There are too many motorists who drive in a careless and reckless manner and fail to take the rights of others into consideration. These drivers routinely cause life-changing crashes that affect innocent victims.
When you have been injured in a North Carolina hit-and-run crash, you need an attorney who will stand up for you. Hit-and-run crashes can be very complicated and having the right lawyer by your side can mean the difference between a full recovery and an inadequate result. Your lawyer can help locate all available insurance policies that might cover your claim and will make sure that the negligent driver is held fully accountable for their actions.
At Burton Law Firm, we fight every day to get the job done for our clients. North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton has the skills needed to ensure your full recovery and to protect your future following the accident. While you certainly did not expect to be seriously hurt, we are here to help when it happens. No matter where or how your crash occurred, we are here for you and will have your back every step of the way. We represent clients throughout North Carolina when they have been victimized by someone else’s negligence.
We are here for you at any time. To schedule your free appointment and case evaluation with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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