Charlotte, NC (April 26, 2021) – At 9 p.m. on the night of Saturday, April 24, a man was killed in a pedestrian accident on a roadway in Charlotte.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the accident happened at 1000 Eastway Drive. Police arrived at the scene to find that three pedestrians, as well as a Dodge Caravan and a Mercedes Benz, were involved in a collision.
Police confirmed that 69-year-old Adrian Perez was driving a Dodge Caravan when it suddenly became disabled in the roadway. Perez, as well as two other pedestrians, tried to assist with the disabled van. The Mercedes-Benz was traveling in the area when it struck all three pedestrians at the rear of the van. The Mercedes also struck the van.
Police confirmed that the driver of the Mercedes, identified as 51-year-old Antonio Rayvon Garriet, was driving while impaired at the time of the accident. He was charged with driving with a revoked license, failing to register his vehicle, and more.
Adrian Perez was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. The other two pedestrians were taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
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. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on North Carolina roads, as they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. This means that many victims could become seriously injured or lose their lives in pedestrian accidents every year. In 2011 alone, approximately 47 victims were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents and many others were injured. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one due to a pedestrian accident. Family members are urged to seek the help of an experienced attorney at this time.
It is true that no amount of money can bring back someone whose life has been taken in a fatal pedestrian accident. However, you may be able to move forward financially if you seek immediate help after a fatal crash. If you have lost a loved one in a Charlotte pedestrian accident, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. It is crucial that you speak with a Charlotte wrongful death attorney in your dire time of need.
Our compassionate attorneys at Maurer Law are here to assist you after you have lost someone close to you in a pedestrian accident in North Carolina. We will fight to protect your rights and ensure that you have the resources necessary to move forward. We will help you work toward compensation to cover aspects such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral costs, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in North Carolina at (844) 817-8058 to find out what options you have at this time.
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