Raleigh, NC (June 24, 2020) – A pedestrian from Raleigh was killed in a crash that took place on Glenwood Avenue on Tuesday, June 23rd. The crash happened near Brownleigh Drive and Umstead State Park.
According to a report from the Raleigh Police Department, Patrick James Simmons was walking on the fog line when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northwest on Glenwood Avenue. Simmons was walking with his back facing traffic when the crash occurred. The driver has not been identified at this time. Simmons was pronounced dead due to injuries sustained in the accident.
The driver was later charged by police with failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision. The crash remains under investigation and additional charges could be filed.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Patrick Simmons during this time.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
There are numerous serious pedestrian accidents every year across North Carolina. These accidents tend to occur for many reasons. Some common causes include driver error and negligence. Failure to see and yield for pedestrians is a leading cause of pedestrian accidents in North Carolina.
A North Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer can help an injured victim or their family receive a fair and just outcome to their case. If you are not represented by a skilled North Carolina personal injury attorney then you are likely to lose a significant amount of value to your claim. Insurance adjusters are likely to offer you a quick settlement in exchange for giving up your right to sue.
At Burton Law Firm, we know that you should never sign anything presented to you by an insurance company without speaking to an attorney. North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton will make sure your rights are protected at all times.
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