Raleigh, NC (April 19, 2022) – Police in Raleigh are investigating a hit-and-run crash on Saturday, April 16th. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. on Interstate 40 near the exit for Lake Wheeler Road.
According to a release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, a pedestrian was walking near the roadway when he was hit by at least one car. The driver then struck the man and fled the scene of the crash before police could arrive. The pedestrian, who was not identified, died at the accident scene. Officials have not released a description of the vehicle or the suspect involved. The deceased pedestrian was not immediately identified.
Interstate 40 was closed for several hours while officials investigated at the scene. No further details have been released. Motorists were asked to avoid the scene and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal pedestrian crash in Raleigh.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Each year across North Carolina, there are hundreds of thousands of reportable car accidents in our state. These crashes take place daily throughout all areas, including busy highways and city streets, as well as quiet residential neighborhoods, and rural areas. No one is ever truly safe from the dangers of being injured or killed in a crash. This is due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways. There are too many motorists who drive in a careless and reckless manner and fail to take the rights of others into consideration. These drivers routinely cause life-changing crashes that affect innocent victims.
When you have been injured in a Raleigh pedestrian accident, you need an attorney who will stand up for you. North Carolina car accident cases can be very complicated and having the right lawyer by your side can mean the difference between a full recovery and an inadequate result. Your lawyer can help locate all available insurance policies that might cover your claim and will make sure that the negligent driver is held fully accountable for their actions.
Raleigh Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
At Burton Law Firm, we fight every day to get the job done for our clients. Raleigh pedestrian accident attorney Jason M. Burton has the skills needed to ensure your full recovery and to protect your future following the accident. While you certainly did not expect to be seriously hurt, we are here to help when it happens. No matter where or how your crash occurred, we are here for you and will have your back every step of the way. We represent clients throughout North Carolina when they have been victimized by someone else’s negligence.
We are here for you at any time. Our team stands ready to fight for your time of need. If you are looking for an attorney who will fight for you, please reach out to us as soon as possible. To schedule your free appointment and case evaluation with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.