Raleigh, NC (May 28, 2020) – A man suffered serious injuries in a Raleigh pedestrian crash on Monday, May 25th. The crash occurred just after 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of Saddle Seat Drive and Bridge Path Drive.
According to police, a pedestrian was crossing the road when he was struck by a vehicle. Officials say that the driver, Cecilio Hernandez Cedillo, took no action to avoid striking the pedestrian. Rescue workers transported the pedestrian to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The Raleigh Police Department later charged Cedillo with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision. No further information is available.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the pedestrian following this incident in Raleigh.
Pedestrian Crashes in Raleigh
In 2018, 228 pedestrians lost their lives in North Carolina pedestrian accidents. This number represented an increase of 13.4% over the previous year’s death total. There are several factors that combine to make pedestrian accidents more devastating. These can include the size and force of the vehicle, the fact that pedestrians have no protection from the impact of a collision, and the fact that many drivers fail to see pedestrians before it is too late and they are unable to take any evasive actions.
A North Carolina pedestrian accident is a very serious event in the lives of victims. This does not mean that you should walk away empty-handed and pay for your recovery out of your own pocket. North Carolina law provides that a negligent driver should be held accountable for the damages caused by their actions.
At Burton Law Firm, Raleigh personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton has handled personal injury cases in North Carolina for more than eight years. With over 40 million dollars recovered for his clients since that time, Mr. Burton has the experience needed to help during a tragic time in your life.
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