Kinston, NC (April 29, 2021) – At 8:42 p.m. on the night of Wednesday, April 28, a fatal pedestrian accident took place in Kinston.
According to Kinston Police, the accident happened on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard around the area of Gordon Street. A pedestrian was crossing the street at the time when they were struck by a marked Kinston Police Department cruiser.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the crash. The unidentified pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of their injuries. The officer was injured and transported to UNC Lenoir Health Care.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
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 the most vulnerable parties on our roads in North Carolina due to the fact that they have no protection from harm against vehicles. This is why pedestrians are more likely to lose their lives in accidents than many other parties within the state. In just one recent year’s time in North Carolina, approximately 102 lives were lost in pedestrian accidents. Losing a loved one can have a huge impact on every aspect of your life. Families are urged to seek the immediate help of a wrongful death attorney after one of these accidents.
It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life has been taken too soon by a North Carolina pedestrian accident. However, this is the reality that many families face each year. If you have suffered these losses, you may wonder where you can turn in your time of need. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you will likely be left wondering how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. It is crucial that you speak with a skilled North Carolina wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
Our skilled and compassionate attorneys at Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA are here to help you after you have lost a loved one in a North Carolina pedestrian accident. We will stand by your side and ensure that your rights are being protected during these challenging times. We will help you determine if you are eligible for a wide array of financial aspects at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 for the help you deserve.
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