Goldsboro, NC (October 20, 2018) – Just prior to 3:00 AM on Saturday morning at the intersection of Slocumb Street and Olivia Lane a 2007 Toyota Highlander struck a man on a moped. The Highlander then fled the scene.
A Yamaha moped ridden by Terrance Walker entered the intersection against the red light, where he was struck by the Toyota. The SUV was driven by Lukumon Charles Rasaki, 40, who is a Seymour Johnson Air Force Base LRS Airman. Rasaki’s vehicle was later located at his residence and he was then charged with a felony hit and run. He was released from Wayne County Detention Center on a $20,000 secured bond.
Walker was transported to Wayne UNC Healthcare where he was treated for his injuries. He passed away a short while later. Reports indicate that neither driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident, which is still under investigation.
North Carolina Hit and Run
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Terrance Walker. Our hearts are with you during this time of loss.
When an accident of any nature occurs the law stipulates that all drivers involved follow certain procedures. The most important one is that absolutely nobody leaves the scene of the accident until the police have told them that they may do so. There is a set of rules that apply even if you hit a parked car with no one inside of it that require you to leave a note and notate the time, place of the incident, and the license plate number of the vehicle. If the accident involves any injuries then the other persons at the scene have an obligation to take reasonable measures to assist the injured party. These steps might include calling the police and securing emergency medical services.
When the liable party leaves the scene of the accident, especially where an injury or death has occurred, it becomes more than a simple traffic matter. It is no considered a felony hit and run and is now a criminal charge. If you or someone that you care for has been injured by a hit and run driver it is imperative that you contact a personal injury attorney right away. You deserve to be covered for the financial losses that someone else’s criminal behavior has caused you to suffer.
At the Nye Law Group we want to stand by your side when you need us the most. The last thing we want is for you to be confused about where to turn and what to do during this difficult time. For a free consultation, give us a call at 912-200-5230 and speak with one of our attorneys about your case today.
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Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.