Greensboro, NC (February 22, 2021) – Around 2:18 a.m. on Monday morning, February 22, a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident occurred on a highway in Greensboro.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident took place on I-85 around the area of Groometown Road. A vehicle was traveling south in the area when it struck a pedestrian who was walking across the road at the time. The vehicle then fled the scene of the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the crash. The pedestrian, who has not yet been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area until approximately 4:55 a.m.
Police have not yet found the driver responsible for the accident but their investigation into the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
Pedestrians have no protection from harm, which is why they are most likely to lose their lives in the event of an accident. Hundreds of pedestrians lose their lives as a result of pedestrian accidents every single year. In just one recent year’s time, in fact, approximately 102 pedestrians were killed in accidents throughout the state of North Carolina. If you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian accident, you likely have questions that you cannot answer on your own. It is important that you seek immediate legal help after you have lost a loved one due to an accident.
It is true that no amount of money can bring back a loved one whose life has been lost in a pedestrian accident in Charlotte. However, financial compensation can help you move forward in a variety of ways so that you have a chance to grieve your losses following a fatal crash. You should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you after you have lost a loved one in an accident. You should be prepared to speak with a Charlotte wrongful death attorney who has handled claims like yours in the past.
At Maurer Law, our accident attorneys have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in North Carolina accidents over the years. We understand how traumatic a pedestrian accident can be, especially if the victim does not survive his or her injuries. We are here to help you navigate the legal system for the first time, providing you with the resources necessary to move forward. Please do not hesitate to contact a North Carolina pedestrian accident attorney that you can rely on at (844) 817-8058 for more information.
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