Raleigh, NC (November 11, 2020) – Around 12:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning, November 11, a man was killed in a scooter accident on a Raleigh highway.
According to the Raleigh Police Department, the accident took place on I-440 around the area of Lake Boone Trail. Police confirmed that the driver of a motor scooter, identified as Dalton Leon King Jr., was riding his scooter when he was suddenly struck from behind by an SUV.
The driver of the SUV, who was not identified but remained at the scene, did not have injuries as a result of the accident.
The accident was so forceful that King was knocked off of his scooter and dragged approximately 400 feet down the highway. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Due to the severity of the accident, the eastbound lanes of the highway were closed down for five hours.
The investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Scooter accidents do not happen as commonly as other accidents on our roads but, when they do occur, they lead to some of the most horrific results. In one recent year’s time, it is estimated that approximately 1,396 people were killed in accidents throughout the state of North Carolina. Though many of these accidents involve motor vehicles, some involve scooters due to the fact that these accidents involve some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads. Families should be prepared to speak with an accident attorney in their time of need.
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At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our accident attorneys have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones throughout the years in the state of North Carolina. We understand how difficult it can be to come to terms with the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects so that you can move forward in your dire time of need. Please contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 to find out what options are available for you.
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