Greensboro, NC (January 10, 2021) – A deadly hit-and-run accident on Saturday, January 9, in Greensboro left one woman with fatal injuries.
Local authorities were notified of the accident at around 12:28 a.m. that morning. According to initial reports, Donal Bruton was reportedly driving in a parking lot at Choppers Bar located at the 3513 block of Burlington Road at the time of the deadly accident. Bruton was driving recklessly through the parking lot when he struck a nearby pedestrian.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries in the accident. The deceased party was identified as Angela Haith. Bruton fled the scene of the crash after hitting the pedestrian.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly pedestrian accident is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Angela Haith at this time.
Deadly Hit-&-Run Accidents in North Carolina
Deadly hit-and-run crashes are on the rise across the United States. National statistics show that there were 2,049 reported hit-and-run fatalities reported nationwide in 2016, the highest figure on record. There were nearly 737,100 hit-and-run accidents reported in the United States in 2017. That is an average of a hit-and-run crash occurring somewhere every 43 seconds.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in North Carolina, including a pedestrian accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. North Carolina state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced North Carolina wrongful death attorney. Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, P.A. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 252-777-2222 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly North Carolina pedestrian accidenT.
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