Yadkinville, NC (May 16, 2022) – A 7-year-old Yadkinville girl was critically injured after being hit by a vehicle on Sunday, May 15th. The incident occurred around 1:00 p.m. along East Lee Avenue.
According to a report from the scene, the girl was walking near the roadway when she was hit by an undescribed vehicle. The girl suffered serious injuries in the collision. Paramedics arrived at the scene and rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was listed in critical condition. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and spoke with authorities. There is no information on what caused the accident to occur at this time. Police have not identified the driver.
The Yadkinville Police Department and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating the collision. There is no word at this time on whether any charges will be filed.
An investigation is ongoing.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the family of the young girl who was hurt in this injury crash in Yadkinville. We hope for a complete recovery.
Traffic Accidents in North Carolina
Traffic crashes take place across North Carolina multiple times every day. These collisions happen on busy roads and also along quiet city streets. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were nearly 100,000 reported accidents in our state last year. While not all of these collisions were caused by negligent drivers, many of them were. Police must carefully investigate each crash in order to determine the cause and which driver should be held responsible.
When a crash involves a pedestrian, the facts surrounding the accident can be complicated. In many cases, there are no witnesses to the crash itself, other than the driver and the pedestrian. Pedestrian accidents occur very suddenly, which further makes it difficult to decide exactly how the crash took place. Police will seek to interview any witnesses, and will look at the crash scene to conduct a reconstruction of the accident.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a pedestrian crash in our state, it is advisable to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney at the earliest possible time. You should seek an attorney that has experience handling complex cases and who understands how to prove fault in cases that might be contested. Here at Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton has years of experience representing clients in difficult injury claims. We have a dedicated team of attorneys and investigators who will seek the facts in each case and provide aggressive representation for our clients.
Our firm is standing by to take your call at any time. We always provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During this time, we will give you the opportunity to ask questions about your case and will provide you with advice to move you in the right direction. To speak with a personal injury lawyer in Yadkinville, please reach out to 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.