Wanchese, NC (November 2, 2020) – Around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 1, a man was seriously injured in a bicycle crash in Wanchese.
Police confirmed that 30-year-old Kenneth Lee Wells was riding his bicycle on Harbor Road when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck, identified as 45-year-old Corrina Wescott, fled the scene of the crash without checking on the bicyclist.
The bicyclist was flown to a hospital in Virginia with serious injuries. He is still in serious condition at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with internal injuries and fractures. A relative said that he is facing a long road to recovery. His dog was also struck and killed at the scene.
The driver of the pickup truck was later charged with felony hit-and-run after police caught up with Wescott.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in North Carolina
Many people in North Carolina choose cycling as one of their main modes of transportation every single year. In just one year’s time within the state, approximately 1,000 bicycle-related accidents occur due to the recklessness of others. Out of these accidents, 20 will be killed and hundreds more will be hospitalized with injuries. These injuries can include spinal cord injuries, TBIs, fractures, road rash, internal organ damage, and more. If you have been harmed as a result of a bicycle accident, it is important that you speak with an accident attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Being injured in a bicycle accident might be one of the most traumatic and challenging things that you have ever endured. As you work on your physical recovery, you may wonder what types of compensation you will receive to help you through this challenging time. Nobody should ever have to worry about how they will keep up with the bills that pile up against them, which is why you should always speak with a North Carolina personal injury attorney who has handled claims like yours in the past. See our proven track record of success assisting injured victims after accidents at https://www.riccilawnc.com/results/.
At Ricci Law Firm, PA, our North Carolina accident attorneys are here to protect your rights after you have been injured in an accident that is not your fault. It can be incredibly overwhelming to face the aftermath of a bicycle collision, which is why you should never move forward without the skilled help of a legal advocate. It is important that you act quickly to retain your rights so that no evidence starts to disappear before your eyes. If you have been injured in an accident and you are unsure about where you can turn, please contact a bicycle accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 for the help you deserve.
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