Clayton, NC (October 16, 2020) – Around 8 p.m. on Friday night, October 16, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Clayton.
According to Clayton Police, the accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of US-70 when an unidentified adult pedestrian male was attempting to cross the roadway and was struck by a vehicle. It is believed that the driver of the vehicle did not see the pedestrian until it was too late.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were present at the scene of the crash. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle who struck the pedestrian remained at the scene for an extended period of time to cooperate with the police.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Approximately 3,000 pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles every year in the state of North Carolina. Out of these accidents in one recent year, over 160 lives were taken in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrian accidents are becoming increasingly more common than ever before. These accidents so often lead to catastrophic results due to the fact that pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads. If you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you have the skilled help of an attorney.
Pedestrians are more likely to lose their lives in accidents than many other parties on North Carolina roads. Pedestrians are susceptible to some of the most horrific injuries due to their vulnerability on our roads. If you have suffered the devastating loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident in North Carolina, you may wonder how you can move forward. With the help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney, you will have the help you need as you navigate the legal system.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our skilled and compassionate accident attorneys are here to help you as you work toward compensation following a fatal accident. As you grieve your losses, you should never have to worry about how you can work toward financial results. We will ensure that your rights are protected as you work toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.
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