Durham, NC (December 17, 2018) – Durham Police are still working on their investigation into a pedestrian accident that led to critical injuries caused by a hit-and-run driver.
The accident happened on Saturday around 7 a.m. when 59-year-old Tommy Chance was struck by a vehicle on North Alston Avenue. Police were able to obtain a video surveillance of the scene that showed that Chance was struck by a Pontiac Grand Am.
The driver of the Grand Am stopped for a brief period of time and then kept on driving up North Alston. The hit-and-run driver later returned to the scene of the accident and was identified as Derek Lee Underwood. He told police that he though he hit a deer.
No charges have been filed against the driver and the pedestrian remains in the hospital. Police continue their investigation into the matter at this time.
We would like to now extend our sincerest sympathies to the pedestrian involved in this accident. We unerstand how horrific these accidents can be due to the fact that pedestrians are vulnerable to harm on our roadways.
Pedestrian Accident in North Carolina
North Carolina is no stranger to serious pedestrian accidents. In fact, they have rated 7th highest in the U.S. when it comes to pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians throughout the year are involved in around 2,344 crashes, with almost all of them leading to injuries. An experienced car accident attorney in North Carolina with various types of experience in personal injury law, including that of pedestrian accidents, can help you and your loved ones through these difficult times.
At the Nye Law Group, we acknowledge that your case results are especially important after you have lost a loved one in a serious and life-changing accident. Our compassionate car accident attorneys are here for you when you are involved in a serious accident, especially if you have sustained severe injuries. Contact us for more information during this difficult time 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.