Winston-Salem, NC (November 17, 2021) – Two people were taken to a local hospital following a pedestrian accident in Winston-Salem on Tuesday evening. The accident took place around 6:00 p.m. in the 500 block of North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
According to officials, a 63-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were walking near the roadway when they were struck by a Nissan Sentra. The two victims sustained serious injuries and were treated at the scene. They were then transported to a hospital for further treatment. There is no word on their conditions at this time and their identities have not been released. Police did not release any information on the events leading up to the accident and there is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. Motorists were asked to avoid the area and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and well-wishes to the victims of this car accident in Winston-Salem. We hope for a complete recovery.
North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents in North Carolina take place each day and multiple times per day. These accidents have a high rate of injury and death. In fact, about 12% of all reported pedestrian crashes resulted in death in 2019. A much greater percentage of pedestrians were hurt when they were struck by vehicles. Many pedestrians are put in a difficult spot and a crash may be unavoidable due to the actions of a negligent driver. When a pedestrian crash does occur, the results are often, unfortunately, catastrophic.
Being involved in a Winston-Salem pedestrian accident is a life-changing and devastating event for both the victim and their family. Although the crash itself can be tragic, you could have important and valuable legal rights in the aftermath of the collision. Under North Carolina law, a personal injury action can be sustained against a driver who was responsible for the collision. This means that you could be entitled to recover compensation, including pain and suffering, lost wages, payment of medical bills, and potentially more following the crash. Only an experienced attorney, however, can truly advise you regarding your claim.
Winston-Salem Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
At Burton Law Firm, we have assisted accident victims throughout the Triad area for more than 9 years. Winston-Salem personal injury attorney Jason M. Burton stands ready to assist during your time of need. No matter what challenges you are facing, we are here to help and we will make sure that the other driver is held accountable for their actions. Since 2012, our firm has successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for innocent accident victims and their families and we would be proud to help you as well.
We are standing by to take your call at any time and our firm always provides a free consultation and case evaluation to all potential and prospective clients. You should not have to travel this path alone and we will have your back every step of the way. To speak with a skilled and knowledgeable attorney, please contact us at the link on our website 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.