Raleigh, NC (November 8, 2018) – In Raleigh, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were called to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on Wednesday night, November 7.
The accident happened around 7:50 p.m. on Interstate 540 East near the Leesville Road. The woman was identified as 58-year-old Melinda Scott.
Scott had been traveling to Raleigh to visit her daughter. She got into the first accident when she sideswiped another vehicle. Immediately following that accident, she got out of her vehicle and walked across the highway. This is when she was struck by another vehicle.
The driver who struck her was identified as 57-year-old Jerome Waller. No charges have been filed against the driver at this time. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
We would like to first extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the individual whose life was taken too soon in this serious pedestrian accident. We know that the loss of a loved one can have a huge impact on a family and the friends of the deceased. We hope that they are able to find peace at this time.
Pedestrian Accident in North Carolina
Every year in North Carolina, 3,000 people or more are struck by vehicles in serious accidents. North Carolina is known for being one of the most unsafe states for pedestrians on the roadways. About 160 pedestrians will be killed in these accidents every year, which means that 15% of all traffic fatalities affect pedestrians.
Pedestrian accidents that affect loved ones can take place in the blink of an eye, turning family and friend’s lives upside-down. At the Nye Law Group, we have made it our personal responsibility to help you compensate on behalf of your loved one during this difficult time. We have over a decade of experience handling these serious claims for the families and friends who have lost somebody closest to them. If you have lost someone close to you at the hands of another party, we want to speak with you. Call us today at 912-200-5230 for more information.
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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.