Raleigh, NC (June 19, 2020) – A 40-year-old man is dead after a pedestrian crash in Raleigh. The collision took place around 1:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19th.
The Raleigh Police Department was called to the scene at East Millbrook Road near the intersection with Capital Boulevard. Police report that Charles Downey, 40, of Creedmoor was walking eastbound on East Milbrook when he was was hit by a vehicle driven by 45-year-old Javier-Joel Negron-Villegas of Raleigh. Rescue workers rushed Downey to a local area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Negron-Villegas fled the scene but was later arrested at his home. He faces a charge of felony hit-and-run and additional charges are possible.
Our condolences are with the family of Charles Downey following this fatal pedestrian accident in Raleigh.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian crashes in North Carolina claim the lives of about 200 people every year. In addition to this number, many others are injured in pedestrian accidents. A North Carolina pedestrian accident is often a life-changing event. Injured pedestrians may face serious long-term injuries and expensive medical care. In the worst-case scenario, a victim’s family is forced to move forward after losing their loved one.
At Burton Law Firm, Raleigh pedestrian accident attorney Jason M. Burton has assisted injured pedestrians and their families since 2012. We have recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation for injured clients in the Raleigh area and throughout the Triangle.
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