Raleigh, NC (April 20, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash that was reported in Raleigh on Wednesday, April 20th. The accident occurred around 4:00 a.m. on Interstate 440 near the exit for Lake Boone Trail.
The Raleigh Police Department and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene. When they arrived, police found the male pedestrian lying in the roadway after being struck by multiple vehicles. He was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The victim’s identity was not immediately released. The crash resulted in the westbound lanes of the roadway being closed for several hours while an investigation was conducted. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.
It is not clear whether any charges are expected to be filed at this time. There is no further information available.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim’s family in the aftermath of this fatal Raleigh pedestrian accident.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents in North Carolina have a high chance of resulting in catastrophic consequences for the victim. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, 10.1% of all pedestrians involved in crashes in 2019 were killed as a result of the accident. Also in 2019, there were a total of 231 pedestrian deaths on our state’s roadways, an increase of nearly 3% from the year before. In addition to fatal accidents, a large percentage of pedestrians will suffer life-threatening and major injuries in the crash that will require weeks and months of medical treatment beyond the accident.
If you or a loved one have experienced a Raleigh pedestrian accident, our thoughts are with you. We understand the difficulty that you are facing during this time as you try to make sense of a sudden tragedy and are going through a grieving and recovery process. Certainly, the loss of a loved one in such a sudden manner is one of the most difficult things for a family to experience. It is important to keep in mind that you may have valuable legal rights as you move forward during your healing and recovery process.
North Carolina law allows a victim’s family member or next-of-kin to file a wrongful death claim against a negligent driver to recover damages caused by the crash. Under this law, the personal representative will have up to two years to file a claim. Only an experienced attorney can handle this process and make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
Raleigh Personal Injury Attorneys
Here at Burton Law Firm, we fight for the rights of injured victims and their families. Our Raleigh personal injury lawyers are here to help during your time of need. We will fight to make sure that you receive the maximum compensation allowed by law. When we meet with you, we will go over each detail of your case and provide you with a plan of action to succeed in your case. To speak with a member of our team, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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