Randolph County, NC (September 9, 2020) – An 88-year-old woman from Troy is dead after a crash that took place in Randolph County on Tuesday, September 8th. The crash took place on Lassiter Mill Road near Burney Mill Road around 5:30 p.m.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene shortly after the collision took place. According to notes from troopers, Imogene Hardister was driving a golf cart northbound on the shoulder of the roadway. At the same time, a 2012 Chevy pickup truck was traveling behind Hardister in the same direction. The truck moved over to pass the golf cart but collided with the cart as it attempted to make a U-turn.
Hardister was seriously hurt in the crash. She was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The pickup truck driver was not hurt in the crash.
Troopers continue to investigate the accident at this time. There is no word on whether charges are expected to be filed.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Imogene Hardister following this tragic accident in Randolph County.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
In 2018, there were 273,405 crashes involving passenger vehicles in North Carolina, and 866 people were sadly killed in these accidents with nearly 82,000 injuries reported. Each North Carolina car accident must be carefully investigated by authorities in order to determine the cause. Police will take measurements and photographs of the crash scene, and will interview any witnesses in order to determine how the accident occurred. Based on the results of their investigation, officers will then determine which driver was responsible for causing the collision.
Under North Carolina law, the driver who caused the crash can be held legally responsible for all injuries and damages suffered by the other motorists. In North Carolina, there are thousands of negligent drivers on our roadways every day. These drivers may be distracted, impaired, or simply exceeding the speed limit. By engaging in negligent driving, they increase the risk of an injury accident to themselves and all other motorists on the roadway.
When you or a loved one have been affected by a traffic accident in North Carolina, it is important to seek the advice of a skilled and trusted North Carolina personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Attorney Jason M. Burton of Burton Law Firm is here to help when you are dealing with a sudden and unexpected tragedy. Mr. Burton has more than eight years of experience assisting crash victims and their families throughout all areas of our state. During this time, we have helped to recover more than 40 million dollars in total compensation against those who have caused harm to our clients. We would welcome the opportunity to assist you as well.
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