Hillsborough, NC (October 24, 2020) – An elderly woman was killed when she was struck by a car in a parking lot in Hillsborough on Saturday, October 24th.
According to responding deputies, the accident took place in the 100 block of North Scottswood Boulevard about a mile outside of the town limits.
The deceased, who was found in front of the Food Lion grocery store, has since been identified as 98-year-old Nell Richardson, a resident of Hillsborough.
An official with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office stated that Richardson was struck by a car as she was walking across the parking lot. She was transported via orange County emergency medical services to Duke Hospital where she was pronounced dead a short while later.
The driver stayed at the crash site and has cooperated with the investigation that is currently being conducted by local law enforcement.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Nell Richardson, at this time.
Pedestrian Deaths in Hillsborough
More than 3,000 pedestrians are struck by cars in North Carolina every single year. This makes the state one of the most dangerous for residents who get around on foot. An annual average of 160 pedestrians are killed in car accidents, which equals out to approximately 15% of all vehicular fatalities in the state. When it comes to pedestrian-involved accidents, pedestrians definitely bear the brunt of the danger with those being struck at just 40 miles per hour sustaining an 85% chance of death caused by crash-related injuries.
Because there are so many risks to pedestrians and they are prone to serious accidents, it is important that victims speak with a pedestrian accident attorney in their time of need. Many drivers claim that they never saw a pedestrian until it was too late. Drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them so that serious accidents can be prevented. If you have suffered injuries in one of these accidents, it is important that you speak with a North Carolina personal injury attorney who will stand by your side every step of the way. See our proven track record of success representing pedestrians injured in accidents at
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our accident attorneys will use our resources and skills to help you move forward after a pedestrian accident that is not your fault. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to an accident that was caused by another party. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial aspects as you move forward after an accident. We will help you work toward the justice and compensation you deserve. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 for more information.
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