Reidsville, NC (April 22, 2021) – The Reidsville Police Department responded to the scene of a pedestrian accident on Wednesday, April 21st. The crash happened around 9:25 p.m. on Barnes Street near the intersection with East Street.
According to police, a man was walking on Barnes Street when he was hit by a vehicle. The man was then struck by a second vehicle when he was lying in the road. Both of the vehicles fled the scene after the incident. The victim was critically hurt in the accident and was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. His name has not been released at this time.
One of the vehicles involved is believed to be a 2003-2005 Silver Honda Accord. The vehicle is expected to have significant front-end damage.
An investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.
We wish to offer our thoughts to the injured victim and his family following this tragic pedestrian crash in Reidsville.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable crash victims on our roadways. A pedestrian who is struck by a vehicle has no protection from the force of a collision. It is no surprise, then, that North Carolina pedestrian accidents often result in severe injuries and even death in the worst-case scenario. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, our state experienced 2,435 pedestrian accidents in 2018 with 2,210 reported injuries and 225 fatalities. These numbers illustrate the very high risk of death or serious injury for pedestrians who are involved in an accident.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in North Carolina, you could have legal rights. Many pedestrian accidents take place due to the actions of negligent drivers. This includes drivers who are speeding, impaired, distracted, or otherwise driving in a careless manner that leads to a collision. Each pedestrian accident must be closely investigated by authorities in order to determine how the crash took place and who should be held responsible.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here for you during your time of greatest need. We understand many of the difficulties that you are facing in the aftermath of an accident. During this time, you could be struggling to make ends meet, or just simply wishing to return to the life that you enjoyed prior to the crash. Regardless of what you are facing, you should make every effort to maximize your recovery. Our North Carolina pedestrian accident attorneys will make sure that you are fully compensated for your injuries and that you are not left financially responsible for the negligence of another driver. Since 2012, our firm has recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for injured victims and their families throughout North Carolina.
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