Durham, NC (September 13, 2020) – Around 8:15 a.m. on Saturday morning, September 12, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Durham.
Police arrived at the scene early in the morning. Investigators discovered that the accident took place when a Dodge Grand Caravan crashed into an International box truck that was sitting stationary on Guess Road.
The box truck was stopped in the right northbound lane of traffic, as the driver was making a delivery to a residence on Guess Road. The driver, identified as 43-year-old Lashawn Jones, was standing outside the truck when he was suddenly struck by the Dodge. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his severe injuries.
Because the Dodge also collided with the truck, another employee who was in the back of the truck at the time was injured. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Dodge, who has since been identified as 33-year-old Christopher Weathers, was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Guess Road was closed around the area of Crystal Lake Road for three hours while police worked to clear the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim 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 known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads that are capable of causing immense harm to those involved. Because pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, they are more likely to be killed in an accident than any other party on our roads. In one recent year, approximately 102 pedestrians lost their lives as a result of North Carolina accidents. If you have suffered these losses as a result of an accident, you and your family have the right to seek compensation as you move forward.
Family members are never prepared to get that phone call saying that a loved one has been taken from them prematurely due to a horrific and preventable accident. Unfortunately, this is the reality that many families face every single year in the state of North Carolina. Being faced with a fatal accident can have a huge impact on your life in many ways as you grieve your losses. With the help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney, you will be able to move forward after losing a loved one in an accident. See our proven track record of assisting families who have lost a loved one in a North Carolina pedestrian accident at https://www.riccilawnc.com/results/.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our attorneys are here for you after you have suffered the loss of somebody close to you. We offer our support as you bring a claim and work toward compensation. You may find that you are eligible for aspects like medical bills, pain and suffering, burial costs, and so much more. If you have lost a loved one and wonder where you can turn, please contact an accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 to find out what options are available for you.
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