Raleigh, NC (February 21, 2021) – Police in Raleigh have identified a man who was killed as he was walking across a major interstate on Friday night. The crash took place around 11:30 p.m. on I-440 near the exit for North Carolina Highway 87.
The Raleigh Police Department responded to the crash scene just after the accident happened. According to police, Jonathan Isaiah Morris-Sanders, of Raleigh, was walking along the eastbound lanes of I-440 when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver of the car did not stop at the scene, however, and fled before police could arrive.
When officials made it to the scene, they pronounced Morris-Sanders deceased as a result of injuries he sustained in the collision. The crash resulted in the eastbound lanes of the highway being closed until around 3:00 a.m. Motorists were urged to use caution near the scene or to find alternate routes of travel.
Officials have not released any information on the other vehicle or its driver. A search is underway for a suspect at this time. Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the Raleigh Crime Stoppers.
There is no additional information available at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Jonathan Isaiah Morris-Sanders following this tragic fatal pedestrian accident in Raleigh.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in Raleigh
A pedestrian accident in North Carolina can lead to life-altering and catastrophic consequences in an instant. In 2019, 10.1% of all pedestrians involved in reported crashes in our state died as a result of the accident. This equated to 231 fatalities due to pedestrian accidents in North Carolina, an increase of about 2.5% over the year before. Statewide, there were 2,290 pedestrian crashes reported and 2,059 injuries reported as a result. These numbers make it clear that a pedestrian is highly likely to suffer some type of injury when they are struck by a vehicle.
Following a North Carolina pedestrian accident, you are likely to have questions regarding your legal rights. Certainly, this is a confusing and difficult time, especially if a loved one has been killed or injured as a result of a crash. Under our state’s law, you could be entitled to valuable compensation if you or a family member have been affected by the actions of a negligent driver. More than 90% of crashes nationwide are caused by the careless and reckless actions of at least one person involved in the accident.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we will fight to protect your future. Raleigh pedestrian accident lawyer Jason M. Burton has a strong track record of success involving clients who have been seriously hurt by another’s negligence. While we cannot guarantee a particular result in your case, we will fight to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
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