Elizabeth City, NC (September 25, 2020) – Around 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, a pedestrian crash with injuries occurred in Elizabeth City.
The crash, according to police, took place at the intersection of Herrington Road and Weeksville Road around the area of Elizabeth City State University. A male pedestrian was walking across the road when they were suddenly struck by a vehicle in the area.
Paramedics and numerous other emergency responders were present at the scene of the collision to help the injured pedestrian. They were transported to the hospital, though the extent of their injuries is not entirely known.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident until the police were able to clear the scene.
Elizabeth City Police continues its investigation into the circumstances of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrian accidents are incredibly severe collisions that take place every year in the state of North Carolina. In just one recent year’s time, it is estimated that approximately 102 people were killed in North Carolina pedestrian accidents and thousands more were seriously injured as a result. Drivers are constantly being urged to pay close attention to the roads around them so that these horrific accidents can be prevented. When a driver does not abide by these laws and a pedestrian’s life is risked, they could hold a negligent party liable for their losses.
Pedestrians have the right-of-way on our roads, which means that drivers are supposed to watch out for their well-being at all times. Some of the most common catastrophic injuries that result from pedestrian accidents include spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, burns, and more. If you have sustained injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident in North Carolina, you have many options moving forward. Our personal injury attorneys in North Carolina will stand by your side every step of the way when it comes to your accident.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our accident attorneys are here to help you in your time of need after an accident that is not your fault. Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads and prone to some of the worst harm when an accident occurs. If you have suffered extensive harm and financial losses due to one of these accidents, you have many options as you navigate the legal system. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out what options you have in your time of need.
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