Raleigh, NC (October 9, 2020) – Around 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning, October 9, a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident occurred in Raleigh.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol confirmed that the accident took place on Penny Road near Holly Springs Road. A 65-year-old woman identified as Nancy Mallian was walking alongside the road with her dogs while wearing a safety vest.
Mallian was suddenly struck by a box truck in the area. The driver did not stop and kept driving.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene where they discovered Mallian, as well as one of her dogs, died. The other dog ran away and has not yet been located.
The driver, identified as 54-year-old Burt Ramos, saw the news story about the accident and realized that he was responsible for the accident. He told the 911 operator that he thought he hit a deer. He has since been cooperating with police during the investigation but has been charged with felony hit-and-run, as well as misdemeanor death.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads who are prone to some of the most extensive harm. In one recent year, it was determined that approximately 102 people were killed in North Carolina pedestrian accidents. Losing a loved one in one of these accidents might be one of the most challenging things that you and your family have ever dealt with. It is never easy to find out that somebody you care about has lost their life due to the outright negligence of a driver who then fled the scene. Luckily, you have options for recovery during these difficult times.
It may be true that no amount of money can bring back a loved one whose life has been lost in a North Carolina pedestrian accident. However, it can help you deal with the stressful financial aspects involved in a collision that is not your loved one’s fault. Family members should never have to worry about how they will face the bills that continue to pile up after they have lost a loved one and are grieving these losses. You should always have the skilled and compassionate help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney on your side.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our resourceful and dedicated accident attorneys are here to help you and your family after you have lost a loved one in a devastating pedestrian accident. We believe that you should never have to fend for yourself as you navigate the legal system for the first time, especially if you are unfamiliar with North Carolina accident laws. We will help you obtain justice and compensation as you move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you in your time of need.
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