Johnston County, NC (November 19, 2018) – One person lost their life today, November 19, in a Johnston County pedestrian accident involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 40.
The crash took place today around 10:00 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the highway near mile marker 323. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol investigated.
A 2017 Freightliner tractor-trailer was heading east at the time when it suddenly struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian had been standing on the shoulder of the road and stepped directly into the path of the truck. They died at the scene of the accident.
At this time, police continue to investigate the circumstances that led up to this accident.
Pedestrian accidents can be devastating incidents that lead to serious results. We would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of the pedestrian who lost their life too soon in this serious accident.
Pedestrian Accident in North Carolina
Between January-June 2017, pedestrian accidents led to the fatalities of 83 people in North Carolina. North Carolina actually ranks 7th highest across the U.S. in these accidents, which means that more must be done to prevent the fatalities that happen nearly every day on some occasions.
Losing somebody close to you in an unexpected accident might be one of the most life-changing things you ever experience, and many people do not know where they will turn during that difficult time. If you have lost somebody close to you in a deadly pedestrian accident, which you believe happened due to the negligence of another party, you might be entitled to compensation to cover your losses. Do not go through this along but instead turn to the help of a trusted attorney at the Nye Law Group. Contact us today at 912-200-5230 to find out how we can help.
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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.