Dunn, NC (April 13, 2021) – On Monday night, April 12, a child was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident on a roadway in Dunn.
According to Dunn Police, the accident happened on Spring Branch Road. A dog ran into the roadway and a 10-year-old girl chased after it. A driver did not stop in time and struck the child.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. The 10-year-old female pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver, identified as 67-year-old Ronald Fox, also struck a vehicle. Two people inside the struck vehicle were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Fox has since been charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving, and felony death by vehicle.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident 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 have no protection from harm when involved in accidents with drivers, which means that they are more likely to become seriously injured or even lose their lives when an accident occurs. This is especially true when a child is involved in a pedestrian accident, as they are incredibly vulnerable and are not always aware of the dangers of the road. In just one recent year’s time in North Carolina, approximately 102 pedestrians were killed in serious accidents. If you have suffered losses due to one of these accidents, you should always have an attorney on your side.
The aftermath of a North Carolina pedestrian accident can leave you feeling helpless and alone. This is especially true if you and your family have suffered the sudden loss of a loved one in a pedestrian accident. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you. Nobody is ever prepared to experience one of these accidents. If you have lost a loved one and you are unsure about where you can turn, you should seek the immediate help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney.
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA are here to help you protect your rights after you have lost somebody close to you due to a pedestrian accident. The aftermath of a fatal crash can be overwhelming for families on both emotional and financial levels. Luckily, with the help of an attorney, you can move forward knowing that your rights are being protected. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.
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