A vehicle struck a 20-year-old man on Glenwood Avenue in the northwest part of Raleigh on Friday, June 26. The man had reportedly exited his own vehicle at about 10 p.m. after his car was in a crash with another vehicle. He was reportedly in the travel lane when the accident occurred, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to wral.
Motorist Flees Scene
A 32-year-old male motorist driving a 2006 Honda sedan in the westbound lanes of Glenwood Avenue allegedly hit the pedestrian near Skyland Ridge Parkway. Following the accident, the motorist fled on foot. However, police succeeded in locating the man and his 32-year-old female passenger. Police allege that he admitted to drinking four shots of vodka before driving the Honda.
The accused now faces two charges: driving while intoxicated and felony hit-and-run involving a death. Authorities also charged his passenger with aiding and abetting a felony hit-and-run involving a death.
Although the investigation into this specific accident is in its preliminary stages, North Carolina state law does provide a means of redress for survivors of an individual that dies due to negligence. In some cases, impaired driving constitutes negligent conduct. In wrongful death litigation, it is possible for survivors to seek compensation for a variety of losses including pain-and-suffering, loss of companionship and burial expenses.
If you or a family member is a victim in a traffic accident, it is possible to review the matter from a legal perspective with one of our accident lawyers. Our firm offers this type of consultation without charge or obligation. To learn more, please contact us.