According to a report from the scene, 77-year-old David Kendall Clark was found lying in the roadway in front of a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette when police arrived. The Forsyth County EMS and Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the scene and began administering medical treatment to Clark. Their efforts were ultimately unsuccessful as Clark succumbed to his injuries. An initial investigation revealed that Clark was walking northbound across Glenn Avenue when he was struck by the Corvette. There is no word on what caused the accident to occur at this time. Police are continuing to investigate to determine if charges are warranted. There were no other injuries reported and the identity of the driver has not been released.
No further information is available at this time.
We offer our most sincere condolences to the family of David Kendall Clark following this tragic pedestrian accident in Winston-Salem.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
In 2018, there 228 pedestrian accident fatalities in North Carolina. This number represented an increase of over 13% from the year before. In 2017, there 200 reported fatalities due to pedestrian crashes in our state. The rise in these cases is troubling and indicates the dangers that face pedestrians on our streets and highways. A North Carolina pedestrian accident can happen very suddenly and can also have catastrophic consequences for the victim.
Each pedestrian accident must be carefully investigated by the police. The causes of each crash will vary. Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents include failing to yield at crosswalks, driver inattention, speeding, reckless driving, or impaired driving. In many instances, the driver will fail to see or respond to the pedestrian until it is too late to avoid an accident. Given that well over 80% of all pedestrian accidents in North Carolina result in injury, drivers should always be aware of their surroundings and should do all that they can to avoid a crash from occurring. Sadly, most serious and fatal crashes that occur would have been preventable if one or more parties had exercised reasonable caution prior to the crash occurring.
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, North Carolina pedestrian accident attorney Jason M. Burton can help. We understand what you are going through whether you are recovering from your own injuries or dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one at the hands of a negligent driver. Mr. Burton will fight to secure your legal rights and your future. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for crash victims. We would be honored for the opportunity to assist you as you move forward during one of the most difficult times of your life.
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