Orange County, NC (July 10, 2021) – A 28-year-old man from Hillsborough lost his life in a hit-and-run crash that took place in Orange County on Thursday, July 8th. The collision was reported just after 6:30 a.m. on Wilkerson Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene. According to a report from troopers, John Lewis Aldridge was crossing Wilkerson Road when he was hit by a vehicle that was traveling southbound. Aldridge suffered critical injuries and died at the accident scene. The driver of the vehicle fled the area after striking Aldridge and has not been located at this time. Troopers do not have a description of the vehicle or the driver.
No further details have been released. An investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Highway Patrol or Crimestoppers.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of John Aldridge in the aftermath of this fatal hit-and-run crash in Orange County.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
There is nothing more devastating or heartbreaking than the loss of a loved one in a car accident in North Carolina. In 2019, nearly 1,500 people lost their lives in traffic accidents throughout our state. While the state does not maintain statistics on the number of people killed in hit-and-run collisions, the number is significant. Drivers are legally required to remain at a crash scene but many of them choose not to do so. The reason for fleeing is normally an indication that the driver is hoping to avoid facing legal liability for their negligent driving.
A hit-and-run accident in North Carolina presents complicated legal issues. In some cases, the driver may not have any insurance or may not ever be located. In these instances, it is vital to have a skilled and experienced attorney who can locate all available insurance policies from which you can obtain compensation. There may be one or more additional policies that will cover your injuries. Your lawyer can work with you to find all potential sources of recovery in order to ensure that you are not left financially responsible for the actions of another motorist.
At Burton Law Firm, we have experience handling some of the most difficult and complicated injury cases. North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton has helped innocent crash victims and their families for more than 8 years. During that time, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation. We serve clients throughout eastern North Carolina and would be honored to assist you as well.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm always provides a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. We also handle most injury accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is no upfront obligation to you and no attorney fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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