Rocky Mount, NC (January 11, 2021) – A 46-year-old woman died in a hit-and-run crash in Rocky Mount on Saturday, January 9th. The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of Hunter Hill Road.
According to officers, Julie Uduma was walking near the roadway when she was hit by a car. The driver fled the scene after striking Uduma. Officers and rescue crews arrived at the scene where Uduma was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries. Police believe that the vehicle is a 2018-2020 Toyota Camry SE with front-end damage. The color of the vehicle is not known. No additional injuries were reported as a result of the crash and there were additional vehicles involved.
Officers are still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rocky Mount Police Department.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Julia Uduma following this tragic accident in Rocky Mount.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
Approximately 300,000 traffic accidents were reported last year in North Carolina. While motorists are legally required to remain at the scene of an injury crash, some choose to disregard the law. This is often the case when a driver knows that they have caused a serious injury or death and they leave the scene in an effort to avoid responsibility for their actions. The consequences of a hit-and-run crash can be devastating for victims and their families. We see many hit-and-run crashes where victims suffer life-changing injuries and, in the worst-case scenario, can lose their lives.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a North Carolina car accident, you should seek to protect your legal rights as quickly as possible. You could receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Hit-and-run accidents present complicated issues of legal liability and potential issues with insurance coverage. Depending on the specific circumstances of your accident, the driver who hit you may not carry insurance coverage. While this complicates matters, it does not mean that you should give up on recovering compensation for your injuries.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina car accident lawyer Jason M. Burton has been assisting injured North Carolinians for more than eight years. Mr. Burton has represented clients throughout the state when they have been victimized by the actions of negligent drivers. We believe that all innocent victims should be fully compensated for their injuries when they have been hurt by the careless and reckless actions of others. We will fight for your rights and will stand up to the insurance company when you have been injured in a North Carolina car accident.
Our team is standing by to assist you now. We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. If we take your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis meaning that we do not charge any attorney fees upfront and there is no payment until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment, please contact us at https://www.jmburtonlaw.com/contact-us/ or give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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