Winston-Salem, NC (January 8, 2021) – The Winston-Salem Police Department was called to the scene of a crash involving a car and a pedestrian on Wednesday, January 6th. The accident was reported at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Rosewood Avenue near the intersection with Miller Street.
The accident occurred when Gary Wayne Peak was walking his dog and attempting to cross Rosewood Avenue when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Joseph Harris Roberts. Peak was walking near the sidewalk when he was struck. He sustained unspecified injuries in the crash and was taken by EMS to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. There is no further update on his condition at this time. Roberts was not hurt in the accident.
Officers are still investigating the accident. There is no word on whether any charges will be filed. No further details are available.
Our thoughts go out to Gary Wayne Peak following this pedestrian accident in Winston-Salem. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery from his injuries.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
Each year across our state, thousands of pedestrians are hurt when they are struck by vehicles. In 2019, more than 200 individuals lost their lives in North Carolina pedestrian accidents. Statistics indicate that more than 80% of these accidents will result in some type of injuries for the pedestrian. Unfortunately, in many cases, pedestrian accident injuries are severe and can cause long-term and significant pain and suffering. Some common injuries caused by a pedestrian accident in North Carolina include broken bones, lacerations, fractures, head injuries, and more. These injuries can lead to extensive and complicated medical treatment that can have a major effect on your quality of life.
If you have been affected by a pedestrian crash in North Carolina, it is important to fully understand your legal rights. Under our state’s law, if you were not at fault for the accident, you could be entitled to receive compensation from the driver that was responsible for the crash. Your compensation includes payment of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering all caused by the accident. In many instances, your damages from the crash are substantial and it is important to make sure that you are fully compensated. Pedestrian accident cases are very complicated and they should only be handled by an attorney with experience in this area.
At Burton Law Firm, our North Carolina pedestrian accident attorneys are here for you when you need it the most. We have experience helping injured victims recover and move forward with their lives following a tragic accident. Our team will fight hard to ensure that you receive the compensation you need and deserve. Since 2012, we have helped our clients recover more than 40 million dollars in total settlements and verdicts following serious traffic crashes.
We are standing by to help at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation to all potential or prospective clients. To schedule your appointment, please feel free to contact us at https://www.jmburtonlaw.com/contact-us/ or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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