Category Archives: Pedestrian Accidents
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 catch the school bus at the next stop. Parents have reportedly complained to school district authorities about the safety of the bus stop where the student was killed. The road next to the bus stop reportedly has inadequate lighting, no crosswalk and no pedestrian signal. Parents told Channel 9 News that they have petitioned school officials to move the bus stop to a safer location. According to the parents, their complaints were ignored. Does North Carolina Law Protect School Bus Passengers? In North Carolina, motorists are required to stop for school buses that have stop arms extended or lights flashing….
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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 man crossed the center line and hit two of the three men. One of the men died and another was seriously injured. A third man was unharmed. Troopers said the driver hit a culvert and some trees before running away from the scene of the accident. In North Carolina, motorists are expected to take due care in avoiding collisions with pedestrians. Under North Carolina General Statute § 20-173, “every driver of a vehicle must exercise due care to avoid colliding with a pedestrian upon any roadway, and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary.” There are additional provisions…
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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 multiple fatal pedestrian accidents over the past month. On November 22nd, only a day before Thanksgiving, a 74-year-old woman was killed in a pedestrian accident in Lillington. According to law enforcement, the woman was struck by a logger truck that had failed to yield. Police are investigating the accident. Another pedestrian accident had occurred three days prior. On November 19, a 48-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing a street in Fayetteville. Not all pedestrian accidents are fatal. In early November, a man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a…
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