Thomasville, NC (March 7, 2021) – Police in Thomasville are investigating following a hit-and-run crash that took place on Thursday night. The collision happened around 8:00 p.m. on Fuller Mill Road near the intersection with Reddy Foxx Lane.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Javier Alexander Estrada-Ochoa was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a pickup truck. The truck immediately fled the scene following the accident. Rescue crews arrived and transported Estrada-Ochoa to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He is currently listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
Troopers are still searching for the suspect. The truck has been described as a grey or silver 2007-2008 Dodge pickup. The truck is believed to have damage to its front right area with a missing right headlight. Anyone with any information regarding the incident should contact the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
An investigation into the collision is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
Our thoughts are with Javier Estrada-Ochoa and his family during this difficult time. We hope for his complete recovery.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
Injury accidents take place in North Carolina each day, multiple times per day. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, nearly 80,000 people were hurt in car accidents in North Carolina in 2019. Although the state did not keep official records of the number of people who were injured in hit-and-run crashes, the number is substantial. Although drivers are legally required to remain at the scene of a crash, many of them choose to ignore the law and will flee the area before officers can arrive. This most often happens when the driver knows that they have caused a serious crash and they are attempting to avoid responsibility for their actions. These drivers will face both civil and criminal liability once they are apprehended.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a hit-and-run accident in North Carolina, you should consult with experienced legal counsel as soon as possible. These crashes present complicated and complex legal issues and your right to recovery may be jeopardized unless you have proper legal guidance. A skilled attorney can examine the facts of your case and locate all available sources of insurance coverage as it is important to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we fight hard to fully protect our clients’ legal rights. For nearly a decade, North Carolina car accident attorney Jason M. Burton has worked to ensure that victims and their families are not held financially responsible for someone else’s mistakes and carelessness and we would be honored to help you as you move through this difficult time.
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