Greensboro, NC (December 3, 2020) – Around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday night, December 1, a serious pedestrian accident occurred in Greensboro.
According to authorities, the accident took place at the intersection of West Gate City Boulevard around the area of Warren Street near the UNCG Campus. Police confirmed that 57-year-old Katrina Lou Calles was walking at the intersection when she was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene of the crash.
Police claim that Calles was walking home from her job as a Salvation Army worker at the time. Police have since found the driver responsible for the accident, identified as Jasper Wingate. He and his mother were charged in relation to the hit-and-run.
Calles was immediately rushed to the hospital and has been listed in critical condition.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads who are prone to some of the most catastrophic harm. In one recent year, over 102 people were killed as a result of accidents involving pedestrians. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to the roads so that these accidents can be avoided but this is not always the case. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a pedestrian accident that was not your fault.
Pedestrians tend to sustain some of the most horrific injuries in accidents including spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, and more. Pedestrians have the right-of-way on our roads, which means that drivers should always be aware of these victims so that accidents can be prevented. If you have suffered from serious harm due to a North Carolina pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to seek the help of a personal injury attorney in your time of need.
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA have diligently assisted those injured in accidents throughout the state of North Carolina. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after an accident and offer our help to you when you need it the most. You may find that you are eligible for many different types of compensation after an accident. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 for more information on your options.
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