Man Charged After Striking A Pedestrian
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group anywhere in and around the roadway. We know that you take steps to be safe if you are walking outside of your vehicle, but sometimes things happen that are out of your control.
Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC will be here to help if you or a loved one are injured in a pedestrian incident. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work diligently to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. When you need a Charlotte pedestrian accident attorney, call us today.
Police say they have charged a man who allegedly hit a woman with his vehicle as she was walking in uptown Charlotte recently. They say he fled the scene after the crash.
The crash happened at around 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of East Stonewall and South Caldwell streets. The victim was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Later that morning, a witness to the crash came forward and police were able to locate 19-year-old Barrington Streete, the alleged suspect.
Police say that there have been six pedestrian fatalities in the city so far this year, but we know that there have been many more who have been injured and are living with the consequences.
“Six is too many. I mean it should be zero,” says Elizabeth Legg. She thinks the city needs to find better ways to protect its pedestrians.
For the latest reporting year in North Carolina, there were 2,331 pedestrian crashes. Out of those, there were:
- 209 fatal crashes
- 2,065 injury crashes
Nearly every pedestrian who gets struck by a vehicle is injured or killed. Pedestrians do not have armor, no way to protect themselves from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. We commonly see the following injuries as a result of pedestrian crashes:
- Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
In many cases, these crashes are the result of a careless or negligent driver. Of particular concern are drivers who operate:
- While impaired by drugs or alcohol
- When distracted by their phones or other devices
- At high rates of speed or recklessly
When a negligent driver causes a pedestrian crash, the victims should not be on the line for any crash-related expenses.
What Your Attorney Will Do
Do not hesitate to seek legal assistance if you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian crash. Our qualified team understands the dynamics of these crashes and will work diligently to ensure you receive compensation for the following:
- All of your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages
Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC will make sure that you do not pay for another person’s negligence. When you need a Charlotte pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 800-948-0577.