Clayton, NC (September 6, 2020) – Around 8 p.m. on Saturday night, September 5, a hit-and-run pedestrian accident took place in Clayton.
Though police have not yet commented on the exact circumstances leading up to the accident, it is believed that a pedestrian was crossing the street on US-70 around the area of Guy Road when they were struck by an approaching vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene of the collision.
The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified by police, was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle responsible for the accident has not yet been found or identified.
The roadway was closed down in the area until the police were able to clear the scene of the accident.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most horrific collisions on our roads in the state of North Carolina. In one year’s time, it is estimated that approximately 102 pedestrian fatalities took place in the state of North Carolina due to the negligence of others. Hit-and-run accidents are among the most severe due to the fact that drivers flee the scene of the accident without checking on the well-being of those involved. This means that a pedestrian could suffer from life-threatening injuries and won’t get the treatment they need, which could risk their lives. Being injured in one of these accidents can be one of the most difficult things that you have ever experienced.
If you have suffered due to a North Carolina pedestrian accident, it is essential that you have a skilled personal injury attorney by your side. Along with helping you to meet deadlines in your claim, an attorney will have the resources necessary to help you gain evidence that could be useful in your case. Speaking with an attorney can lessen the stress that you are feeling after an accident that was caused by another party. Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, which means that they are prone to some of the most catastrophic harm. If you have been injured in one of these accidents, you should always have a dedicated legal advocate by your side. See our proven track record of success representing injured clients throughout the state of North Carolina at https://www.riccilawnc.com/results/.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our accident attorneys are here for you after you have suffered injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling following a collision that is not your fault and will help you gain evidence to prove that another party is to blame. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward obtaining compensation for losses such as medical expenses that pile up, lost wages due to missing work, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney that you can rely on at (252) 777-2222.
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