NC Pedestrian Killed in north Charlotte Car Crash
A 29-year-old drunk driver struck and killed a female pedestrian in Charlotte, North Carolina (NC) during July 2011. According to wbtv.com, the accident happened right before 11 pm as the victim crossed North Tryon Street near Guy E. Suddreth Avenue. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the woman who lost her life was 55 and died from injuries she sustained in the collision despite being taken to the hospital.
Police further said the at-fault originally left the scene of the accident before soon returning. A field sobriety test indicated the driver was impaired. The driver was subsequently arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, driving while impaired, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
This pedestrian fatality illustrates the damage that can occur in a car accident. When people drive while intoxicated, someone’s life can unexpectedly end forever.
As North Carolina personal injury attorneys, my colleagues and I have helped victims of many pedestrian accidents. In 2008, for example, the firm assisted a pedestrian hit by a car at a crosswalk settle a case for $100,000. Our client had suffered a serious leg injury.
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