Wilmington, NC (September 16, 2021) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after a pedestrian accident that took place in Wilmington on Tuesday, September 14th. The accident occurred around 2:55 a.m. at the intersection of 3rd Street and Harnett Street.
The Wilmington Police Department responded to the accident scene shortly after the incident occurred. According to officers, a 33-year-old woman was involved in a single-car accident near the intersection. The woman exited her vehicle and was picking up debris in the roadway when she was hit by a car. The woman suffered critical injuries and was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment. She is still hospitalized at this time and it is not clear if her injuries are life-threatening.
After the accident, police began investigating the driver that struck the pedestrian. The driver was later identified as 27-year-old Haylea Wyckoff. Following an investigation, Wyckoff was found to be intoxicated. She was charged with DWI and DWI causing serious injuries. Wyckoff was taken to jail and released on a $2,500 secured bond.
The WPD is still looking into the collision at this time. There is no additional information available.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with the victim following this Wilmington pedestrian accident. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Wilmington Pedestrian Accident
North Carolina is now one of the 10 worst states in the country when it comes to total DUI arrests and fatalities related to DUI crashes. In 2018, our state 27,915 arrests for impaired driving and 421 reported fatalities due to impaired driving crashes. This number has continued to increase over the years as drunk driving remains a major hazard to all motorists. Driving while impaired is one of the most negligent behaviors in which a motorist can engage as it endangers the life of not only the impaired driver but also the numerous other motorists on the roadway at any given time. Drivers who are impaired lack the reaction time and judgment that is necessary to safely operate a vehicle.
If you have been hurt in a Wilmington DUI accident, you should speak with an attorney regarding your legal rights as soon as possible. Drunk driving crashes in North Carolina present special legal issues. Victims of these accidents could be entitled to additional compensation in the form of punitive damages. Punitive damage awards are designed to punish the negligent driver for especially reckless or dangerous behavior and driving while impaired typically falls into this category. A Wilmington car accident can change your life drastically but it does not have to define you moving forward.
Wilmington DUI Accident Attorney
At Burton Law Firm, we stand ready to help those who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of another. We have the skills and experience that are needed to ensure that you recover the maximum amount to which you are entitled. Wilmington DUI accident lawyer Jason M. Burton takes pride in making sure that innocent victims are not financially responsible for someone else’s negligence.
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