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Pedestrian Accidents

Charlotte Teen Dies While Trying to Catch a School Bus

Authorities are still investigating a fatal accident that took the life of a Charlotte high school student. According to police, a 15-year-old sophomore was struck by an SUV while trying to run after a school bus she missed. Police believe the girl was struck by the SUV while trying to...
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Pedestrian Accident in Craven County Injures One, Kills Another

December 18, 2017   |  
Troopers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol have released new details on the recent pedestrian accident in Craven County. The crash occurred on December 6 when three men were walking westbound on Mile Road, west of US 17 near Vanceboro. According to troopers, a pick-up truck operated by a 28-year-old...
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Are Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina Getting Worse?

December 6, 2017   |  
Pedestrian accidents are a major public safety issue in North Carolina. This type of crash occurs when a vehicle hits a pedestrian, typically one who is crossing the street or walking on the sidewalk. Pedestrians can also be hit in neighborhoods or while walking in parking lots. There have been...
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Who Is Responsible When a Bus Collides with a Pedestrian?

July 21, 2017   |  
When a vehicle hits a bicyclist or a pedestrian, the injuries can be devastating. Broken bones, spinal cord injuries and death are just a few of the many results of such a collision. Unfortunately, we see these crashes occur far too often, and now, one Durham community must deal with...
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Drunk Driver Responsible for a Deadly Franklin County Pedestrian Wreck?

A Franklin County pedestrian wreck resulted in the death of a 7-year-old boy. According to WRAL-TV, the deadly crash happened a little before 9 pm on a Monday night on Darius Pearce Road. Prior to the incident, the boy wandered away from home. His family as well as neighbors searched...
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Why Do Drivers Flee After Pedestrian Accidents?

May 10, 2017   |  
Another in a rash of pedestrian accidents struck our area earlier this year when a three-vehicle accident in Garner resulted in a 53-year-old pedestrian losing his life. According to WRAL-TV, the incident happened around 6:30 am at the intersection of US Highway 401 and Pinewoods Drive. Reportedly, the pedestrian was...
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How to Avoid Pedestrian Accidents While Making Right Turns

May 3, 2017   |  
A recent Raleigh traffic crash serves as a tragic reminder of how crucial it is that drivers understand how to avoid pedestrian accidents. Per WTVD-TV, the incident happened on Tryon Road near the Hammond Road intersection. The pedestrian was hit by a vehicle as he was crossing Tryon Road. He...
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Is Distracted Driving to Blame for a Spike in Pedestrian Deaths in 2016?

The Governors Highway Safety Association recently released data revealing there was a spike in pedestrian deaths in 2016. There are varying reasons for this rise in pedestrian fatalities. One likely culprit is the combination of an improved economy and lower gas prices resulting in an increased number of vehicles on...
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How Did a Pedestrian Using a Walker Get Hit by an SUV While Crossing the Street?

January 16, 2017   |  
In December, a 55-year-old pedestrian using a walker died when he was hit by an SUV as he was crossing the street. Per WRAL-TV, the crash happened around 6:30 pm as the 55-year-old man was attempting to cross US Highway 1 with his walker. Following the wreck, the driver of...
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What Are the Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

January 11, 2017   |  
In what is becoming all-too-common in our area, a 34-year-old woman died after she was hit by a pickup truck in Fayetteville. According to WRAL-TV, the crash happened as the woman was walking along a service road next to Gillespie Street. The 68-year-old driver of the truck, a 2002 Chevy...
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