Thomasville, NC (September 26, 2020) – One person is dead following a pedestrian crash in Thomasville on Friday, September 25th. The crash was first around 3:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-85 near mile marker 103.
Police and rescue crews were called to the scene shortly after the accident occurred. According to reports, a man was walking near the roadway in the northbound lanes when he was hit by a vehicle. The man, who has not been identified, was given medical aid at the scene but he later succumbed to his injuries. Following the pedestrian incident, there was a reported secondary crash involving an SUV and another vehicle. The driver of the SUV was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. It is not known whether the secondary accident the pedestrian crash are related to one another.
An investigation into both incidents remains active at this time. Police have not released any further details.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of the pedestrian who was tragically killed in this crash on I-85. We hope that the driver of the SUV involved is able to make a complete recovery from their injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
In 2018, there were 225 reported fatalities due to pedestrian accidents in North Carolina. Among all reported pedestrian crashes in our state, about 80% resulted in some type of injuries to the pedestrian. The dangers of a pedestrian accident are obvious. Victims of these crashes are extremely vulnerable to death and serious injury as they have no protection from the tremendous force of a collision. Some common injuries in pedestrian accidents include broken bones, fractures, head trauma, soft tissue injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Pedestrians who are able to escape serious injury are very fortunate.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a North Carolina pedestrian accident, you should seek legal help as soon as possible. If the crash was caused by the negligent actions of another driver, it is important to exercise your rights to the fullest extent of the law. North Carolina law allows recovery for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and potentially more depending on the facts of your case. In crashes involving a fatality, a wrongful death claim may be pursued against the other driver.
North Carolina pedestrian accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here to help when you need a trusted attorney who can help you fight for what you deserve. At Burton Law Firm, our clients always come first and we fight for each and every person to receive the compensation that they need to help them manage one of the most difficult times in their lives. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars on behalf of injured victims and their families.
Our team is here for you at any time, day or night. We offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential clients. To speak with a member of our firm, please contact our office at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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