New Bern, NC (May 7, 2021) – Police and rescue workers were called to the scene of a serious crash involving a toddler at a New Bern apartment complex on Wednesday. The accident took place around 6:20 p.m. in the parking lot of the Coopers Landing Apartments near Simmons Street.
According to a report, a Chevy Equinox was in the parking lot and leaving a parking space when it collided with the one-year-old child. The child, who suffered serious injuries, was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the SUV suffered no injuries. Police have not identified the driver at this time. An investigation into the incident is ongoing at this time.
Anyone who has any information related to the accident is asked to contact the New Bern Police Department.
We would like to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to the family of the young child who was affected by this pedestrian accident in New Bern.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
Car accidents take place every day across North Carolina. According to statistics from the Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 reported collisions in our state each year. This amounts to hundreds of crashes each day. A North Carolina car accident has the potential to be a life-changing event for victims as well as their families. While not every accident involves injuries, many of them do. Some common injuries that arise from crashes in North Carolina include broken bones, soft tissue injuries, head injuries, as well as neck and spinal cord trauma. These injuries can take weeks and months to heal and can certainly result in extensive medical costs and a long road to recovery.
If you have been involved in a crash that was not your fault, you should have a full understanding of your legal rights at the earliest possible stage of the case. It is important to remember that the goal of the insurance company is to settle your case as quickly and cheaply as possible. Most insurance adjusters will reach out to you immediately following the crash and will want to speak with you about the incident. Rather than talking to the adjuster, you should obtain legal representation as soon as possible to assist you with the claim.
At Burton Law Firm, we fight to protect our clients when they have been hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault. North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton brings nearly a decade of experience to each case. Mr. Burton understands the law and knows how to deal with insurance companies. We will make sure that your case is appropriately valued and that you receive the compensation you need to get back on your feet following the crash.
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