Moyock, NC (August 31, 2020) – Around 2 a.m. yesterday morning, August 30, a fatal pedestrian accident took place on a highway in Moyock.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident took place at 600 Caratoke Highway. At the time, three men were on bicycles trying to cross the road when one of the men was struck by a passenger vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle, described as a gold Toyota Camry, pulled into a parking lot in the area. The driver then took off.
The other men who were with the victim ran into the road to help their friend when one of the helpers was struck by the vehicle. The second man was dragged down the road by another vehicle that struck him and did not see him.
The driver of the first vehicle fled the area but the second driver stayed at the scene of the accident. He is not facing any charges.
Both of the pedestrians were pronounced dead at the crash site. They have not been formally identified.
Police are still searching for the driver of the first vehicle. The investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Because pedestrians have no protection against motor vehicle drivers, they are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads who are prone to some of the most horrific harm. In one year’s time, hundreds of people will lose their lives in these accidents across the state of North Carolina. In fact, in one recent year, over 102 pedestrians lost their lives in these accidents, many of which took place due to the negligence of drivers. When a pedestrian loses their life in an accident that could have been prevented, families may wonder where they can turn to receive the compensation they deserve.
It is never easy to find out that somebody you love has lost their lives in an accident. Drivers are constantly urged to pay close attention to the roads around them so that these accidents can be prevented. However, this is not what always happens. When you have lost someone you love in a collision, you have the right to seek justice and compensation as you grieve your losses. Speaking with a wrongful death attorney after a North Carolina pedestrian accident is one of the best decisions that you can make during these challenging times.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our skilled attorneys are here to assist you after you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. These accidents happen right before our very eyes every year in the state of Florida. If you have lost a loved one due to a negligent driver, you have options. It is imperative that you act quickly and speak with an attorney so that you do not miss out on your right to bring a claim. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you.
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