Bernardsville, NC (November 11, 2020) – This past week, a man was killed in a pedestrian crash that occurred on a major roadway in Bernardsville.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 39-year-old Christopher Phillips was walking on NC-197 around the area of Paint Fork Road when he was suddenly struck by a passing vehicle.
Police found through their initial investigation that the pedestrian was walking on the shoulder when he was struck. The vehicle responsible for the accident immediately fled the scene.
When police and paramedics arrived at the scene, they found that Phillips sustained severe trauma and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have since identified the vehicle responsible for the accident but have not said if they detained the owner at this time.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Hit-and-run accidents are some of the most severe accidents on our roads, especially when they involve pedestrians. In one recent year’s time, hundreds of people were killed as a result of pedestrian accidents in the state of North Carolina. In fact, approximately 102 parties were killed due to these accidents in one recent year. Pedestrian accidents happen due to many different reasons including driver distractions, drunk driving, speeding, drowsy driving, and more. If you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian accident, you have many options moving forward.
Because pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads, drivers are supposed to watch out for their well-being at all times. When drivers do not abide by the rules of the road and a pedestrian is killed, they can be held fully liable for the harm that they have caused. Losing a loved one is never an easy thing to face, especially if you are unsure about how you will keep up with the bills on your own as you grieve your losses. It is imperative that you seek the immediate help of a North Carolina pedestrian accident attorney when it comes to your wrongful death claim.
For years, our skilled attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents. Our attorneys understand how traumatic it can be to face these losses, especially if you are feeling alone. We will help you move toward compensation for a wide array of aspects in your time of need. Our attorneys are here for you when you need it the most. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you.
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