Benson, NC (September 30, 2020) – Around 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning, September 30, a man was killed in a train crash in Benson.
The accident, according to officials, took place at the East Parrish Drive crossing when a train was traveling through the area and struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was identified as 32-year-old Douglas Ray Hawley, who was struck by an Amtrak passenger train.
Officials believe that Hawley was partially on the rails when he was struck by the train, which was headed north at the time. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The accident led to delays in the area for a period of time but, when police cleared the scene, traffic on the tracks resumed around 4 a.m.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, which means that they are prone to some of the most catastrophic harm in the event of an accident. Especially when pedestrians are involved in accidents with large vehicles, including trains, these accidents are more likely to prove fatal in nature. In just one recent year’s time, it was determined that approximately 102 people were killed in North Carolina pedestrian accidents. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, it is essential that you have legal help by your side as you move forward.
It is true that no amount of money can bring back somebody you love after a tragic accident. However, it can help you through one of the most stressful times in your life if you are not sure about how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. Losing a loved one can be incredibly tragic. As you grieve your losses, a pedestrian accident attorney in North Carolina should be able to help you gain compensation for a wide array of aspects including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, burial costs, and more. It is important that you seek the immediate help of a wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our skilled and resourceful wrongful death attorney are here to help you after you have lost somebody close to you. You have the right to seek compensation against a party who has acted in a negligent fashion. Pedestrian accidents are known for being catastrophic, which is why drivers of all vehicles should always be on high alert so that they can work to prevent these accidents from happening. If you have suffered these devastating losses, you should always speak with an accident attorney in your desperate time of need. Losing somebody is never easy but you do not have to stand alone. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you at this time.
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