Surry County, NC – Todd Gillespie Killed in I-77 Scooter Accident

Surry County, NC (July 4, 2020) – A man from Surry County was killed in a scooter crash on I-77 this week. The crash took place on Tuesday, June 30th near mile marker 91.

According to Surry County EMS Director John Shelton, 50-year-old Todd Gillespie was riding a scooter on I-77 when he was run over by a tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes of the highway. When rescue workers arrived at the scene Gillespie was found lying in the roadway next to his scooter. He was later pronounced dead at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin. The truck driver was not injured in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation at this time and there is no word on whether charges will be issued.

Our condolences go out to the family of Todd Gillespie following this tragic crash in Surry County.

Fatal Accidents in North Carolina  Surry County, NC - Todd Gillespie Killed in I-77 Scooter Accident

When we think of serious traffic accidents, we generally associate these crashes with cars and other traditional vehicles. However, motorcycle and moped riders are also frequent victims of serious crashes. In fact, these motorists are even more vulnerable to being killed or seriously hurt in an accident. These types of vehicles offer little protection against the impact of a major collision and the results are often catastrophic.

Every accident must be carefully investigated in order to determine the cause. When a negligent driver’s actions lead to the loss of life, the victim’s family has certain legal rights that should be protected. In North Carolina, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed against a driver who is responsible for the death of another motorist. A North Carolina wrongful death claim seeks recovery of funeral and medical expenses, damages for loss of companionship, and more.

At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton has served the citizens of our state since 2012. During that time, he has recovered over 40 million dollars for those who have been harmed by the negligence of another person.  For your free consultation, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.

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Note: Burton Law Firm utilizes a variety of outside sources in the creation of these accident news posts. These sources include news bulletins, police reports, first-hand accounts, news stories, as well as additional outside sources. For this reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our office or writing staff. If you find information that is not correct about an accident that we have written about, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can promptly correct the information. If you would prefer that we remove the story, contact us directly and we will make every effort to remove the story in a timely manner.

Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.

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