Thomasville, NC (September 29, 2020) – Police have identified the victim of a fatal accident on I-85 in Thomasville. The crash was initially reported around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 25th.
According to a report from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 48-year-old Ella Workman Oxindine was walking along the northbound lanes of the highway when she was hit by a car. Following the initial incident, a crash was reported a short time later between an SUV and a vehicle. Rescue crews arrived at the scene and transported Oxindine to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The SUV driver was also taken to the hospital in unknown condition. No one in the car was injured.
An investigation into the crash is still ongoing at this time. There is no information on whether any charges are expected. No further details are available.
We wish to extend our condolences to the family of Ella Workman Oxindine following this tragic fatal accident in Thomasville. We also hope that the injured victim is able to make a complete recovery.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrian accidents take place every day across North Carolina. These crashes can occur in a variety of settings, including busy roads and highways, college campuses, small towns, and neighborhoods. Pedestrians are everywhere and drivers must always be alert for their presence. Inattentive driving is a major cause of North Carolina pedestrian accidents. Drivers can be distracted by a number of things, including their cell phones, and even a moment of distraction can lead to a crash that has irreversible consequences.
Last year in North Carolina, more than 200 people were killed in pedestrian accidents and more than 2,200 suffered various types of injuries. Nearly 90% of all reported crashes involving pedestrians also resulted in injuries. This rate is far higher than any other type of traffic accident. These numbers help to illustrate the very major and real risks that pedestrians face when they are involved in an accident in our state.
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