Lockwoods Folly, NC (January 20, 2021) – At 11:44 p.m. on Friday night, a fatal pedestrian crash involving a hit-and-run driver took place in Lockwoods Folly.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of US-17 and NC-211 when two pedestrians were struck by a dark-colored SUV. The driver who struck the pedestrians immediately fled the scene of the collision.
Paramedics were dispatched to the scene of the collision. One of the pedestrians was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The other pedestrian was hurt and taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.
The vehicle involved in the accident could have damage to its front grill and could be missing a portion of the grill.
Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads, which means that they are most likely to lose their lives in horrific accidents. In one recent year’s time, it was estimated that approximately 102 people were killed in North Carolina PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS due to the reckless acts of others. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can impact your life in many ways, which is why you should have the help of an attorney by your side if your family has suffered.
It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one and this is especially true if a liable driver fled the scene of an accident. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay for the bills that pile up against you. The aftermath of a North Carolina pedestrian accident can impact your life in many ways, which is why you should always have the help of a wrongful death attorney in your time of need.
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our knowledgeable and compassionate accident attorneys are here to help you after you have lost a loved one in a life-altering pedestrian accident. We understand how devastating and stressful an accident can be and the impact that it can have on your life. If you have lost a loved one due to an accident, you have options. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can assist you.
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