Durham, NC (November 4, 2020) – Around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, November 3, a man was killed in a pedestrian crash in Durham.
Durham Police Department officials confirmed that the accident occurred on Fayetteville Street near the area of Cook Road. A pedestrian identified as 50-year-old William Smith was crossing the street when he was suddenly struck by a vehicle. The 2009 Mitsubishi Galant fled the scene of the accident.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are still searching for the driver of the vehicle. They confirmed that it is likely missing a passenger-side mirror and could have a damaged headlight as well.
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.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrian accidents happen every year in the state of North Carolina. Pedestrians are known for being some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads who are prone to some of the worst harm when they are involved in accidents. It is estimated that approximately 102 pedestrians were killed in accidents in one recent year in the state of North Carolina. Many others were injured and hospitalized. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian crash, it is imperative that you speak with an accident attorney in your time of need.
Though it is true that no amount of money can bring back a loved one, it can help you and your loved ones on a financial level after you have suffered extensive losses. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you can move forward during these challenging times. It is essential that you have the help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney immediately after you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian accident. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in North Carolina at https://www.riccilawnc.com/results/.
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here to help you after a tremendous loss. After you have lost somebody you love as a result of a pedestrian accident, you may wonder what options are available for you. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you obtain compensation for a wide array of financial aspects. We believe that you have many rights under North Carolina law and should never stand alone. Please contact an accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 to find out what options are available for you when you need it the most.
Notes: Our team of writers uses a variety of outside and secondary sources to create these posts. These sources include news stories, police incident reports, social media platforms, state police news bulletins, as well as eyewitness accounts that report about the injuries related to accidents throughout North Carolina. For that reason, the details about this accident have not been independently confirmed or verified. If you identify any information that is not correct, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If for any reason you would like the post to be removed, please let us know and we will remove the post as soon as possible.
Disclaimers: We have worked hard to become highly regarded members of the North Carolina business community. Ricci Law Firm, P.A. wants to create awareness about the dangers associated with driving and hope that our fellow North Carolinians will take all the steps necessary to avoid being involved in a serious wreck. This news post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The pictures used in this post are not taken at the accident scene.