Morrisville, NC (September 11, 2020) – On Thursday night, September 10, a serious pedestrian accident with injuries occurred in Morrisville.
Authorities confirmed that the accident took place in the eastbound lanes of I-540 around the area of Glenwood Avenue. Police said that Jason Marshall Sheffield of Durham was traveling along the ramp at the time of the collision.
A driver identified as Sherrie Denise Snead struck the pedestrian as she was driving down the ramp to merge onto Glenwood Avenue. She was driving around 45 mph when the accident occurred.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were present at the scene of the accident around 8:25 p.m. They transported Sheffield to the hospital with a series of life-threatening injuries.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrian accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents but they are among the most severe. Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads who are prone to some of the most catastrophic harm in the event of an accident. In one recent year, approximately 102 pedestrians were killed in the entire state of North Carolina due to the negligence of others. If you have sustained damages as a result of one of these accidents, it is important that you speak with an attorney in your time of need.
Nobody ever expects to sustain a pedestrian accident. The drivers of passenger vehicles are expected to take special care on our roads, which means watching out for the most vulnerable parties on our roads. Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are prone to some of the most catastrophic injuries. The truth is, many of these accidents can be prevented. If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident in North Carolina, it is important that you speak with an accident attorney in your time of need.
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our personal injury attorneys are here for you after you have been injured in a serious pedestrian accident. We believe that you should have legal help by your side as you navigate the legal system and work toward results. You may find that you are eligible for compensation to cover aspects like medical expenses, pain and suffering, therapy costs, surgery, and more. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident and wonder where you can turn, 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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