Winston-Salem, NC (November 8, 2020) – A 27-year-old woman was seriously hurt in a pedestrian crash that took place on Saturday in Winston-Salem. The accident occurred on North Martin Luther King Drive.
The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the accident scene shortly after the collision took place. According to officers, 27-year-old Sandra Lashawn Allen was walking in or near the roadway when she was struck by a 2012 Infiniti Sedan driven by 53-year-old Steve Edward Couthen of Rural Hall. Couthen remained at the scene following the accident and told police he was unable to see Allen due to being temporarily blinded by sunlight.
Allen was taken by ambulance to a hospital where she was listed in serious condition following the crash. Police are still investigating the accident at this time and there is no information on whether charges are being filed. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.
We would like to extend our thoughts and best wishes to Sandra Lashawn Allen following this crash in Winston-Salem. We hope for a full and complete recovery.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
There were 2,35o reported pedestrian accidents in North Carolina in 2019 and 2,074 reported injuries as a result of these accidents. A North Carolina pedestrian accident can result in devastating injuries for victims and can cause catastrophic consequences that can have long-term impacts. There are a variety of causes of pedestrian accidents, including drivers who are distracted, impaired, or speeding. Many drivers fail to see or yield to pedestrians until it is too late to avoid a crash.
Under North Carolina law, pedestrians who are hurt in an accident may have important legal rights. These rights include the ability to recover damages when a pedestrian has been injured at the hands of a negligent driver. In cases of pedestrian accidents, the damages may be quite high and it is important to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve. With serious injury accidents, there are often future medical bills and costs that must be accounted for as part of your settlement. Many people who attempt to handle their own accident claims will end up settling for an inadequate amount that fails to take into account all of their damages from the accident.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, North Carolina pedestrian accident attorney Jason M. Burton is here for you during your time of need. From our office in Raleigh, we have assisted clients throughout our state when they are facing some of the most difficult situations in their lives. We will help you overcome the burden of a serious injury accident and will help you secure your future by obtaining a settlement that will fully compensate you for what you have lost.
Our firm stands ready to help you at any time and we offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. If you need an attorney who will fight for you, we will help you get the job done. To schedule your appointment, please contact us at https://www.jmburtonlaw.com/contactu-us/ or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.