Wilmington, NC (December 6, 2020) – The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputy who was hit by a car in a hit-and-run crash on Friday has been identified by authorities. The crash happened on Carolina Beach Road near Golden Road.
According to a report from the scene, Sgt. Robert Mills was conducting a routine traffic stop on Carolina Beach Road when he was hit by a southbound vehicle. The vehicle is described as a gray, 2004 Chevy SUV that is missing both a front headlight as well a side mirror. Following the crash, Mill was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was released on Monday.
The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, along with North Carolina State Patrol, are investigating the crash. There is no further information available at this time.
Our thoughts and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery go out to the injured officer following this pedestrian crash in Wilmington.
Injury Crashes in North Carolina
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were more than 300,000 car accidents in North Carolina in 2018. Approximately 153,000 people were injured as a result of these crashes, many of them seriously. A North Carolina car accident happens very suddenly and unexpectedly and can leave victims suffering from serious and life-altering injuries in a matter of seconds. The prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways means that there will be a number of people every day who are seriously affected by a crash that was not their fault. Many accidents are hit-and-run crashes meaning that the driver will flee the scene before police can arrive.
Under North Carolina law, although leaving the scene of an injury accident is illegal many motorists choose to do so anyway, Following the crash, you could have the legal right to pursue a claim against a driver who caused you harm. If you were not at fault for the accident, you should speak with a skilled and trusted car accident attorney in North Carolina as soon as possible. Your attorney can help advise you of what steps needs to be taken in order to help pursue and preserve your injury claim.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help when you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident. We take pride in assisting injured victims across our state and we represent clients in Wilmington and throughout the coastal plain. Since 2012, we have recovered over 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients and we would be honored to provide assistance to you as well.
Our team is standing by to take your call at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential clients. Additionally, our firm works on a contingency fee basis for most injury cases so there is no obligation unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your free appointment with a member of our team, please give contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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