A spokesman with the Southern Pines police has detailed circumstances surrounding an automobile-pedestrian accident that occurred very early in the morning of Sunday, June 21, according to wtvd news.
A Ford Taurus was southbound on U.S. Highway 1 near the Sizzlin’ Steak or Eggs restaurant at approximately 1 a.m. According to the police spokesman, the vehicle then struck two pedestrians. Neither individuals survived the crash. They were later identified as two men from Jackson, New Jersey, that were in the area to attend a Rockingham motorcycle event. The driver of the Taurus was not injured, but the car suffered extensive damage. The authorities did not file charges in the case in the immediate aftermath of the incident.
Highway Closed For Hours
Following the incident, U.S. Highway 1 was reportedly closed for approximately three hours in both directions so that cleanup crews and investigators could complete their work.
Although the investigation into this fatal pedestrian accident is in its earliest stages, North Carolina state law does provide a means for victims to seek redress in the courts under certain circumstances. When survivors of a deceased victim can reasonably assert that negligent conduct contributed to the loss of life, compensation is possible for burial expenses and loss of companionship. Injured victims may seek compensation for medical expenses, pain-and-suffering and lost wages.
If you or a loved one is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible to review the matter with an accident attorney focused on relevant aspects of state law. We offer free case evaluations, and there is no obligation. To learn more, please contact us.