Winston-Salem, NC (August 8, 2020) – A 23-year-old man from Belews Creek was killed while working traffic control in Winston-Salem on Thursday, August 6th. The crash took place in the 5200 block of Old Walkertown Road.
According to the Winston-Salem Police Department, Austin Reid Arrington was standing in the westbound lane of Old Walkertown Road and holding a stop/slow sign for motorists as utility work was being done nearby. While Reid was holding the sign, a car approached him and failed to stop as indicated. The car struck Arrington and threw him into the roadway.
Rescue workers arrived at the scene and rushed Arrington to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries. At the time he was struck, Arrington was working for ANSCO, a subcontractor of AT&T. There is no word at this time on the identity of the driver who struck Arrington and no information on whether charges are expected to be filed.
The Winston-Salem Police Traffic Enforcement Unit is currently investigating and reconstructing the crash. There is no further information available at this time.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Austin Reid Arrington following this tragic crash in Winston-Salem.
North Carolina Wrongful Death Claims
The sudden loss of a loved one in a North Carolina traffic accident is one of the most devastating experiences for any family. This is especially true if your loved one was killed due to the actions of a negligent driver. In 2018, there were 1,472 fatalities reported due to crashes on North Carolina’s roadways. A large number of these fatalities occurred when drivers failed to exercise basic caution and caused a deadly crash to occur.
If you have lost a family member in a North Carolina car accident, it is imperative to speak with an experienced North Carolina wrongful death lawyer about your rights as soon as possible. During this time, you are no doubt going through a difficult grieving process as you struggle to find a way to move forward. In addition, you could be facing unexpected financial hardships due to a sudden loss of income and costly funeral and medical expenses.
You do not have to face these challenges alone. Under our state’s law, a wrongful death claim can be pursued against the driver who caused the crash to occur. Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of death but are often filed and resolved much sooner.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Buron is here to assist you in the most challenging and trying times. Since 2012, Mr. Burton has routinely taken on very difficult matters and successfully resolved them in favor of his clients. Regardless of the situation, we are here for you and we are ready and prepared to fight for your legal rights.
Our team is standing by at any time to assist you. We offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential clients. To schedule your appointment, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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