Charlotte, NC (November 29, 2020) – Around 9 a.m. on Sunday, November 29, a man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Charlotte.
According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident took place on I-485 around the area of Benfield Road. A man, who has not yet been formally identified by police, was walking across the roadway when he was struck by a pickup truck in the far right lane.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. The pedestrian was pronounced dead due to severe injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck that struck the man remained at the scene of the accident to cooperate with the police. He was not injured.
No further details have been released but 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
In 2018, North Carolina saw a 23% increase in pedestrian fatalities from the previous year, which means that these accidents are becoming more common on our roads. In fact, in 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 102 pedestrians were killed in accidents within the state. Nobody ever expects to lose a loved one in a sudden and distressing pedestrian accident but this is the unfortunate reality for hundreds of families in North Carolina every year. It is important that those who have suffered the loss of a loved one have an attorney on their side.
Pedestrian accidents are so commonly fatal due to the fact that they involve some of the most vulnerable parties who have no protection from harm. Losing someone you love as a result of a pedestrian accident can have a huge impact on every aspect of your life. As you grieve the loss of your loved one due to a North Carolina pedestrian accident, you may be able to receive financial compensation that can help you through one of the most difficult times in your life. You should be prepared to speak with an accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in North Carolina accidents at www.maurerlawpa.com.
At Maurer Law, our dedicated and compassionate accident attorneys have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones due to pedestrian accidents within the state. We understand how tragic it can be to face a fatal collision knowing that another party is to blame for the loss of your loved one. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical expenses, lost income, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (844) 817-8058 to find out what options are available for you.
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