Oak Island, NC (September 19, 2020) – Police in Oak Island responded to reports of a pedestrian crash on Friday, September 18th. The crash took place around 4:30 p.m. along Yacht Drive.
According to Chief W.L. Ingram of the Oak Island Police Department, a 32-year-old woman was walking on Yacht Drive when she was hit by a vehicle. Following the crash, the woman was taken by ambulance to New Hanover Regional Medical Center where she was listed in stable condition as of Friday evening. Her identity is not available at this time and there is no word on the extent of the injuries sustained in the crash.
Police are currently investigating the incident. The driver was identified as a juvenile and they have not been identified. Officials expect to file charges against the driver following the investigation. No further information has been released at this time.
We would like to extend our thoughts and well-wishes to the pedestrian who was hurt in this Oak Island pedestrian accident. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Each year, there are more than 3,000 reported pedestrian accidents in North Carolina. Pedestrians who are struck by a vehicle have more than an 80% chance of suffering some type of injury as a result of the crash and many pedestrians will experience severe and life-altering injuries. Sadly, pedestrians who are struck by cars traveling more than 40 mph have an astounding 85% chance of being killed as a result of the collision.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a North Carolina pedestrian accident, you are likely wondering what rights you have following the crash. In many pedestrian accidents, the driver is engaged in some sort of negligent behavior when the crash occurs. Drivers are often distracted by their cell phones when a pedestrian accident takes place. They may also be speeding or driving recklessly and fail to see a pedestrian in the roadway. This can, in turn, lead to a crash that has irreversible and catastrophic consequences. When these crashes occur, a pedestrian can file a claim to recover compensation for their injuries.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help when you have been affected by the reckless actions of another motorist. We understand what you are going through. We can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve and allow you to move forward following the accident. Since 2012, our firm has successfully recovered over 40 million dollars in total compensation for crash victims and their families. From our office in Raleigh, we assist clients throughout the state.
We are standing by to speak with you at any time. If you need assistance following a crash, we can work with you to help you obtain the recovery you deserve. We handle accident cases on a contingency fee basis so there is no obligation to you until we have reached a settlement on your behalf. For your free consultation, please contact us through the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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