Asheville, NC (December 15, 2020) – Around 7 p.m. on Monday night, December 14, one person was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash in Asheville.
According to local officials, the accident occurred on Brevard Road. A pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was struck while crossing the road in the area. It is believed that the vehicle remained at the scene.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Nobody else was injured as a result of the accident.
The roadway was closed for approximately two hours while police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into 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
Pedestrian accidents are known for being some of the most catastrophic accidents on our roads. This is due to the fact that they involve some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads. In 2018 alone, it was determined that approximately 102 pedestrians were killed in pedestrian accidents. That same year, North Carolina experienced a 23% increase in pedestrian fatalities from the year before that. Losing somebody you love in a pedestrian accident can impact your life in many ways. Because of this, it is essential that you have the help of an attorney by your side.
Pedestrian accidents happen in the blink of an eye due to many reasons like distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, and more. When drivers are not paying close attention to the roads around them, a pedestrian accident could happen in the blink of an eye. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you can move forward on a financial level. It is important that family members speak with a pedestrian accident attorney in Charlotte as soon as possible so that they can move forward with their wrongful death claim.
Our attorneys at Maurer Law have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents over the years. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling and offer our assistance to you when you need it the most. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost wages, funeral costs, and so much more. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina to find out how we can help you at (844) 817-8058.
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