Recent Hit-and-Run Incidents in North Carolina

This week in North Carolina we have seen two harrowing examples of negligent driving accidents that remind us of how careful and alert we need to be on the road.

On Monday, two people tending to a dog that had been hit and left by another negligent driver were hit by a woman that has now been charged with driving while her license was revoked and driving without insurance, according to the article on WRAL’s website. At around 8:30 PM, Jonathan Parker was with his dog, which was in too critical of a condition to move off of the street, and being assisted by Stephanie Wilson, a kind stranger who stopped after seeing him on the road. They were struck by a negligent SUV driver coming down the street. Unfortunately, the man’s pet passed away. However, the two people involved, while still injured, are expected to survive. This accident reminds us to pay attention to what is in front of us on the road and also to avoid being on busy roads at night, if possible.

WNCN reported this morning that police in Henderson are currently searching for a semi-truck driver who negligently struck and killed a pedestrian in a wheelchair crossing the street. The driver fled the accident and a reward is being offered by Crime Stoppers for information about his or her location that could lead to an arrest.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident caused by a negligent car or truck driver, the first step is to make sure that they and their family are recovering. When it is time to take legal action, call our North Carolina Personal Injury attorneys at Hardison & Cochran. We will fight for you until you receive the justice that you deserve.

Written by: Brawley Davis
Sources: WRAL, WNCN; linked above


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