Raleigh, NC (February 20, 2021) – A pedestrian suffered injuries in a crash that took place in Raleigh late Friday evening. The crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 440 near New Bern Avenue and Interstate 87.
Officials with the Raleigh Police Department responded to the accident scene just after 3:00 a.m. According to officials, the pedestrian was walking in or near the roadway when they were struck by the eastbound vehicle. The pedestrian sustained undisclosed injuries as a result of the crash and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The pedestrian’s identity is not available at this time. The crash resulted in the closure of the eastbound lanes while police conducted an investigation into the accident. The road remained closed for several hours and motorists were advised to avoid the area if possible. No additional injuries were reported.
There is no word on potential charges at this time. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the pedestrian’s family following this tragic fatal crash in Raleigh.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents in North Carolina take place each day and multiple times per day. These accidents have a high rate of injury and death. In fact, about 12% of all reported pedestrian crashes resulted in death in 2019. A much greater percentage of pedestrians were hurt when they were struck by vehicles. Many pedestrians are put in a difficult spot and a crash may be unavoidable due to the actions of a negligent driver. When a pedestrian crash does occur, the results are often, unfortunately, catastrophic.
Being involved in a North Carolina pedestrian accident is a life-changing and devastating event for both the victim and their family. Although the crash itself can be tragic, you could have important and valuable legal rights in the aftermath of the collision. Under North Carolina law, a personal injury action can be sustained against a driver who was responsible for the collision. This means that you could be entitled to recover compensation, including pain and suffering, lost wages, payment of medical bills, and potentially more following the crash. Only an experienced attorney, however, can truly advise you regarding your claim.
At Burton Law Firm, we have assisted accident victims throughout the Triangle area for more than 9 years. Raleigh personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton stands ready to assist during your time of need. No matter what challenges you are facing, we are here to help and we will make sure that the other driver is held accountable for their actions. Since 2012, our firm has successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for innocent accident victims and their families and we would be proud to help you as well.
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