Raleigh, NC (December 16, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed by a train in Raleigh on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place on Hillsborough Street near the intersection with Gorman Street.
The Raleigh Police Department responded to the scene just after the crash took place. There are few details at this time regarding how the crash occurred. The name of the deceased victim has not been released. No one else was injured as a result of the accident. Officers have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed in connection with the accident.
An investigation is ongoing at this time and no further information is available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic train crash in Raleigh.
Fatal Crashes in North Carolina
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are nearly 280,000 traffic accidents reported in our state during recent years. A North Carolina injury crash can take place anywhere at any time. Drivers who utilize the roadway should always be familiar with their surroundings and should take proper precautions in order to avoid a serious accident from occurring. It only takes one moment of negligent driving to change your life, and possibly the of others, forever.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a traffic accident in North Carolina, you should seek advice from a qualified and trusted attorney as soon as possible. A good personal injury lawyer will be able to evaluate your case, explain the law as it applies to your circumstances, and come up with a plan of action to help you receive the money to which you are entitled. During this time, it is important to be fully compensated as you move through various stages of your recovery.
If you attempt to settle your claim with the insurance company too soon, you are likely undervaluing the claim and not receiving as much as you should. That is because the insurance company is not working for you but instead their only goal is to settle your case as quickly and cheaply as possible. You need an advocate on your side who will fight for you to make sure that you receive the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina personal injury lawyer Jason M. Burton is here for you no matter the circumstances. Mr. Burton strongly believes in justice for all innocent crash victims and will fight for your legal rights when your back is against the wall. We will stand up for you and make sure that you receive the compensation you need during an uncertain and stressful time in your life.
Our consultations are always free to potential clients. We also work on a contingency fee basis in most injury cases, meaning there is no payment until we successfully obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us at jmburtonlaw.com or give us a call any time at (833) 623-004.
Note: Burton Law Firm utilizes a variety of outside sources in the creation of these accident news posts. These sources include news bulletins, police reports, first-hand accounts, news stories, as well as additional outside sources. For this reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our office or writing staff. If you find information that is not correct about an accident that we have written about, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can promptly correct the information. If you would prefer that we remove the story, contact us directly and we will make every effort to remove the story in a timely manner.
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.