Kinston, NC (September 22, 2020) – Around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evening, September 20, a child was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash in Kinston.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed that 57-year-old Perry Dancy was driving a 2008 Chevrolet passenger vehicle headed westbound on NC-11 at the time of the collision. At some point, he saw some children crossing the highway to the left but did not see that children were also entering the right side.
One of the children entering the right side was identified as a 2-year-old boy whose third birthday was supposed to be on Monday. At the time of the accident, he was attending a birthday party in his honor at the Millennium Volunteer Fire Department.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by responding paramedics.
Dancy stayed at the scene of the accident to cooperate with the police. It is not known if he received any charges.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Children are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads in the entire state of North Carolina, as they are not always aware of the dangers of the road around them. This is why they are more likely to be severely injured or even killed in the midst of a pedestrian accident. These accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm, especially in the event of CHILD PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS. If a child has been killed in a pedestrian accident, families have the right to move forward with a wrongful death claim on their behalf.
No amount of money can bring back a loved one but it can help a family feel less financial stress as they grieve their losses. The aftermath of a pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that a family will ever endure. This is a reality that far too many families face every single year. In one year’s time in all of North Carolina, approximately 102 people lose their lives in North Carolina pedestrian accidents. If you have lost somebody you love and wonder where you can turn for help, it is essential that you speak with a skilled legal advocate about your wrongful death claim immediately.
Our North Carolina accident attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here to assist you after you have lost someone closest to you in an accident that is not your fault. Many families feel confused about where they can turn after a fatal collision and forget that they have legal help by their side every step of the way. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects so that you are not left feeling alone. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you.
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