Charlotte, NC (November 13, 2018) – Last evening around 6 p.m., a Pineville police officer was struck by a vehicle when he was directing traffic at the Lancaster Highway. The officer was identified as Officer S. Stewart, who had been wearing a bright orange high-visibility uniform at the time of the incident.
Police say that the officer’s vehicle, a marked patrol car, was present off to the side of the road with its blue lights on. However, police also say that visibility might have been a bit low because it was raining at the time. The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries.
The driver who struck the officer stayed at the scene of the accident to cooperate with police. He was not charged for the accident.
At this time, police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
We would like to reach out and extend our sympathies to the pedestrian who was injured in this accident. We truly hope that he will be able to receive a speedy recovery at this time.
Pedestrian Accident in North Carolina
North Carolina is known for having a large amount of pedestrian accidents every year. North Carolina actually ranks 7th in the U.S. for pedestrian deaths. Between January-June 2017, an estimated 83 pedestrians lost their lives in N.C. alone, and these accidents have yet to decrease on our roads.
Our attorneys at the Nye Law Group are dedicated to your case if you are a pedestrian who was struck by a careless driver in an accident that you believe could have been prevented. Every year, drivers fail to uphold the duty of care that they owe to others on the roads, putting lives at risk in these accidents that can become quite serious in the blink of an eye. If you have been injured at the hands of a negligent driver, you have options and we want to speak with you immediately. Call us today at 912-200-5230.
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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.