Durham, NC (May 20, 2021) – At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, May 20, a woman was killed in a pedestrian accident in Durham.
According to Durham Police, the accident happened at 515 West Pettigrew Street. A 56-year-old woman identified as Lawanda Gail Rigsbee was walking in the area when a bus suddenly jumped a curb in the area. The bus struck the pedestrian as it was pulling into a gate.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene. Rigsbee was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries but was pronounced dead while there. The driver of the bus was also seriously injured and remains hospitalized.
The area was blocked off for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Because pedestrians have no protection from harm, they are prone to some of the most catastrophic injuries and even fatalities in the event of an accident with a vehicle. Pedestrians are the most at-risk parties on our roads, which is why drivers are urged to pay close attention to what is happening around them so that these accidents can be prevented. In just one recent year, over 102 pedestrians were killed in fatal accidents throughout North Carolina. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you should have the help of an accident attorney.
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