Columbus County, NC (December 12, 2018) – Firefighters in North Carolina responded to an accident, only for a rage-fueled crime to take place that ended with a pedestrian accident.
Firefighters initially received a call around 10 p.m. Monday night to find that a disabled car was sitting on the shoulder of Highway 74/76 in Columbus County. A family had been on their way to North Carolina making a move to the state when a tire suddenly fell off their vehicle. Firefighters tried to move the vehicle, which is when a tractor-trailer came speeding down the road and was unable to stop in time.
The truck smashed into the fire rescue vehicle before it struck the stranded vehicle, which caused an explosion. The truck just missed two first responders who could have lost their lives. Firefighters immediately put up a barricade and there were delays in the area.
At that time, somebody broke through the barricade with their vehicle. Firefighters asked them to turn around, but the female in the passenger’s seat pulled out a gun and pointed it at the first responders. The car’s driver then lurched forward and struck one of the firefighters on scene. He was dragged for quite some time along the highway and suffered an array of injuries.
Authorities continue their investigation of the incident. The driver fled the scene and they are searching for the individuals responsible.
We would like to take a moment to extend our sincere and heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those injured in this traumatizing accident and hope that they will recover during this difficult time.
Pedestrian Accident in North Carolina
In North Carolina, pedestrian accidents take place every month due to the negligence of others on our roadways. Unfortunately, drivers fail to watch out for these vulnerable parties or intentionally cause them harm. No matter the circumstances, catastrophic injuries could result and cause chaos in a pedestrian’s life.
At the Nye Law Group, our experienced and dedicated car accident attorneys are compassionate about helping you receive the compensation you deserve after somebody has acted in a negligent fashion. We have received proven case results for many parties involved in similar situations and our experienced personal injury attorneys will stop at nothing to ensure that you receive the damages you need to move on during this time. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information today at 912-200-5230.
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