Lexington, NC (July 29, 2020) – The Lexington Police Department has identified the victim of a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred last week. The accident took place on Friday, July 24th at the intersection of Winston Road and 1st Rainbow Street.
According to reports, 65-year-old Billy Nance, Jr. was attempting to cross the road when he was hit by a car driven by 31-year-old Kameron Burkhart. When investigators and rescue workers arrived at the scene, they found Nance lying in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The driver of the vehicle that struck Nance was identified as 31-year-old Kameron Burkhart of Lexington.
There is no word at this time on the cause of the accident. Police are still investigating and have not said whether any charges are expected. No other injuries were reported in the crash. Motorists were advised to avoid the crash scene as police and rescue crews worked to investigate and clear away the wreckage.
No further details have been released at this time.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
In 2018, there were a total of 225 pedestrian fatalities reported in North Carolina. This number represented a slight increase from 2017 when the state registered 200 deaths in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents in North Carolina have a high fatality percentage with 9.2% of all pedestrian crashes in our state resulting in death. In addition, many more are injured in these crashes, sometimes seriously. A North Carolina pedestrian accident can be a truly life-altering experience for victims and their families.
Many pedestrians and their families will have questions in the aftermath of a crash. Things can easily seem overwhelming when you are dealing with extensive medical bills and an uncertain future. You may be grieving the loss of your loved one and wondering how you will move forward following an unexpected tragedy. During this difficult time, your attention should be focused on your family and not your legal case. It is important to make sure a skilled and qualified North Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer is on your side at all times. Having an attorney in your corner can help ensure that you receive appropriate compensation and can also relieve the stress of having to worry about legal matters.
At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted victims and their families going through difficult times for more than eight years. Since 2012, we have recovered over 40 million dollars in compensation for our clients. We understand what you are facing and we want to help you secure your future and ensure that you do not have to deal with the financial consequences of a sudden and unexpected tragedy.
We are here for you at any time. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not owe us any money until obtain a recovery on your behalf. For your free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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