Wilmington, NC (January 27, 2021) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place in Wilmington on Wednesday, January 27th. The accident happened just before 7:00 a.m. on Shipyard Boulevard.
The Wilmington Police and Wilmington Fire Departments responded to the crash scene just after the incident occurred. According to a report, the victim was crossing the road and was near the center lane when he was hit by a truck. Police have not released his identity, but have identified him as a 50-year-old. The man died at the accident scene. The truck driver was not injured in the crash and has also not been identified.
The WPD Traffic Unit is investigating the accident. No charges have been filed against the driver at this time. There is no additional information available.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of the pedestrian who was killed in this tragic accident in Wilmington.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
A North Carolina pedestrian crash can and often does lead to serious injuries and even death for victims. Pedestrian crashes take place on our roadways each day and are some of the most serious types of accidents that we see. These crashes take place in an instant and can change the lives of those affected forever. In 2018, our state experienced 225 deaths due to pedestrian crashes, up more than 12% from the year before. Both pedestrians and drivers should always remember to exercise caution when they are on the roadways.
Sadly, many pedestrian crashes take place due to the fault of the drivers involved. Distraction, impairment, speeding, and failing to yield the right of way can all play a role in pedestrian crashes. Negligent drivers on our roadways are responsible for thousands of crashes every year and often the pedestrian is not at fault when they are injured at the hands of a motorist. Police must carefully investigate each pedestrian accident in order to determine who should be held responsible.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident in North Carolina, you should seek the services of an attorney who will fight hard for you during your time of need. At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help following a serious crash. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in North Carolina know what needs to be done to make sure you receive the compensation that you deserve during this difficult time. While no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, your settlement can help you when you are facing an unexpected tragedy and have to deal with sudden expenses that you did not anticipate.
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