Indian Trail, NC (October 5, 2020) – Around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, a child was seriously injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash in Indian Trail.
According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the accident took place around the area of Fieldstone Farms Soccer Field when a silver Nissan Altima jumped over a curb and struck a 5-year-old child, as well as two others.
The driver of the Nissan immediately fled the scene of the collision without stopping.
The 5-year-old child was taken to the hospital by paramedics with life-threatening injuries. The other two pedestrians suffered from minor injuries and are expected to recover.
The driver of the Nissan, identified only as a juvenile, has since turned himself over to authorities. He has since been charged with felony hit-and-run.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials continue their investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrians are known for being some of the most at-risk individuals in all of North Carolina. This is especially true for children, who suffer some of the most horrific injuries as a result of pedestrian accidents each year. In one recent year’s time, it is estimated that approximately 102 people were killed and thousands more were injured as a result of pedestrian accidents in North Carolina. These accidents cause severe injuries and lead to devastating results, which is why victims should always be prepared.
The aftermath of a pedestrian accident is not an easy thing to face. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a pedestrian accident that has taken place due to the negligence of another party. Children are susceptible to some of the most severe injuries in the event of a pedestrian accident including spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, organ damage, and more. If you or someone you love has been harmed in a North Carolina pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney. See our proven track record of success representing those who have been injured in pedestrian accidents at https://www.riccilawnc.com/results/.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our skilled and compassionate accident attorneys are here to help you through one of the most difficult times in your life. We will ensure that your rights are protected as you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and so much more. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident and know another party is to blame, you should never go without legal help. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out what options are available for you.
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