Rockingham County, NC (October 19, 2018) – On Thursday evening, October 18, it was confirmed that a sheriff’s deputy struck and killed one individual in a serious pedestrian accident. The accident took place around 8:00 last night.
Police responded to the area of U.S. 29 in the southbound lanes just south of the US 158 overpass. Right now, police are still investigating the circumstances that led to the crash.
The deputy was quickly taken to the hospital and released that night for his own injuries. Various parts of the interstate and overpass were closed for hours but reopened around 11:00 p.m.
From there, police say that one of the deputies who came to investigate the scene was involved in a second crash nearby, but everybody was expected to be okay at the scene of that accident. The investigation continues.
Rockingham County Pedestrian Accident
If you have lost somebody close to you in a pedestrian accident that you believe could have been prevented, we want to first extend our condolences to you. Losing a family member to a serious pedestrian accident might just be one of the most difficult things you have to experience and we do not want you to ever feel as if you are alone when it comes to your case.
Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads. This is due to the fact that, on our roadways, they have some of the fewest protections from harm against vehicles that are thousands of pounds heavier than they are. If somebody you know was killed in a pedestrian accident, one of the first things that you have to do is being able to prove that another party was liable. Was the driver driving distracted or under the influence? Were they speeding or disobeying traffic signals at the time? No matter how you have to prove liability, showing it can get you the best results when it comes to your case.
We want you to know that you are not alone when it comes to your claim and receiving the compensation you deserve at the Nye Law Group. Call us today for more information on how we can help you in your time of need at 855-636-9277. We are waiting to hear from you so that we can help you get started on your case.