Raleigh, NC (July 18, 2021) – Police in Raleigh responded to the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning. The accident took place around 2:45 a.m. on Atlantic Avenue near the intersection with Millbrook Road.
When police arrived, they found a man lying in the roadway. Following an initial investigation, it was determined that the man was trying to cross the road when he was hit by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck then fled the scene after striking the man. Rescue crews arrived at the scene but the man was later pronounced dead. He has not been identified at this time. Police have not provided any details on the pickup or the driver.
An investigation into the collision is ongoing. Anyone with any information on the crash is asked to contact Raleigh Crime Stoppers.
No additional details are available at this time.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal hit-and-run crash in Raleigh.
Fatal Crashes in North Carolina
There is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a family member due to a North Carolina traffic accident. A hit-and-run collision is especially frustrating. Although drivers are required to remain at the scene of an injury accident, many of them choose to flee anyway. They often do so knowing that they caused a serious or catastrophic accident. These drivers are attempting to avoid legal responsibility for their actions. When they are apprehended, however, they can face both criminal and civil penalties for their actions.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a fatal accident in North Carolina, you are no doubt experiencing the most difficult time of your life. The loss of a loved one due to a driver’s negligence is an extremely difficult thing to face. Fortunately, there is help available and you may have valuable legal rights at this time. Under North Carolina law, a loved one may be entitled to bring a claim against a negligent driver who was responsible for the death of their family member. These claims must be filed within two years of the date of the crash and should only be handled by an experienced attorney.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we help injured victims and their families who have experienced these catastrophic events. Attorney Jason M. Burton brings nearly a decade of experience in handling serious injury claims and will have your back every step of the way. From our office in Raleigh, we assist victims and their families throughout the Triangle region. Since we first began serving clients in 2012, we have successfully recovered approximately 40 million dollars in total compensation on behalf of crash victims.
When you are in need of help following a serious accident, we are here for you at any time. Our Raleigh wrongful death lawyers will ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation that you need and deserve. To schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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