Reidsville, NC (May 10, 2021) – Police in Reidsville are investigating after a man was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Sunday, May 9th. The accident took place around 12:45 a.m. on Barnes Street.
According to officers, 57-year-old Wesley Pruitt was walking near the roadway when he was hit by a car. When rescue workers arrived, they found Pruitt in the road. He was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene before officers could arrive. There is no description of the vehicle or the suspect. Police are reviewing surveillance footage from near the scene in an effort to identify the suspect. They also believe that one or more eyewitnesses may have seen the event and are asking them to come forward.
Anyone with information should contact the Rockingham County Crime Stoppers or Captain Coates with the RPD. There are no additional details available at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Wesley Pruitt following this fatal hit-and-run crash in Reidsville.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
In 2019, nearly 1,500 people lost their lives due to traffic crashes on North Carolina’s roadways. A fatal crash in North Carolina is extremely devastating for the family members who are left behind to deal with the aftermath. This is especially true when your loved one has been killed due to the negligence and carelessness of another motorist. Each day across our state, there are many serious and fatal crashes that are caused solely due to the careless actions of others. Hit-and-run crashes can be especially devastating as the driver has chosen to flee the scene rather than accept responsibility for their actions. In North Carolina, motorists are required by law to remain at a crash scene following an accident.
If you have a loved one in a North Carolina traffic accident, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. If the crash was someone else’s fault, you could be entitled to compensation for your loss. As the legal representative of your deceased family member, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to obtain compensation. These lawsuits typically request payment for funeral and medical bills, loss of consortium, lost wages, and potentially more. An experienced attorney can help point you in the right direction and can take some of the stress off of your shoulders during a difficult time.
At Burton Law Firm, we know what you are going through and we want to help. Our North Carolina wrongful death lawyers will make sure that your family is protected as you move forward following a sudden tragedy. During this time, it is important to obtain financial compensation to help you with unexpected expenses and to obtain justice in your case. We will help you handle your case efficiently and fairly and work for the maximum amount to which you are entitled.
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