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When a family member is killed as a result of an injury or accident that was not their fault, the whole world seems to shift. Too often, loved ones are taken too soon and through no fault of their own as a result of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck crashes, and DUI accidents. When this happens, most people experience a variety of emotions including grief, anger, frustration and more. There are a lot of things that need to be taken care of, but this can be difficult in the middle of so much emotional pain.

Here at Burton Law Firm, we compiled a list of important actions for you to take following the wrongful death of a family member. Our hope is that this will give you some answers and take at least some stress off of your plate so you can spend more time taking care of yourself and your loved ones during this difficult time.

If your family member was not at fault for the injury or accident that took their life, here are some things we suggest you do or consider as soon as possible:

Wilmington, NC (February 27, 2021) – A man from Wilmington was hurt in a bicycle crash that took place on Thursday, February 25th. The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. on 17th Street near the intersection with Nun Street.

Officer E.G. Lippert of the Wilmington Police Department responded to the accident scene. According to a report, James Alfred McKoy was riding a bicycle when he came to the intersection and attempted to cross the road. As he was crossing the road, he was struck by a 2005 Honda operated by Tammy Rivenbark, of Rocky Point. A bystander at the scene rendered medical aid to McKoy before EMS arrived at the scene. When rescue crews arrived, McKoy was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with undisclosed injuries. There is no further word on his condition at this time and no additional injuries were reported in the crash.

There is no further information available at this time. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

Sneads Ferry, NC (February 22, 2021) – A man from Sneads Ferry was killed in a bicycle accident that took place on Saturday, February 20th. The accident happened around 9:50 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 172.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to a report from troopers, 72-year-old Eddie Lejime Simmons was riding his bicycle on N.C 172 when he attempted to make a left turn. Simmons was hit by an oncoming vehicle driven by 19-year-old Ryuichi Joseph Reynolds of Sneads Ferry. Troopers believe that Reynolds failed to see Simmons, thus causing the crash to occur.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time. There are charges pending against Simmons for failing to yield the right of way to Reynolds.

Shallotte, NC (February 9, 2021) – A 67-year-old man from Bolivia was killed in a bicycle crash that took place in Brunswick County on Sunday, February 7th. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 17 near Shallotte.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Mitchell Wayne Griffith was riding his bicycle southbound on U.S. 17 when he was hit by a white 2009 BMW. The BMW driver, who has not been identified, fled the scene before officers could arrive. Troopers later located the driver and arrested him in connection with the crash. Griffith died at the accident scene. There is no word on the events that caused the accident and police have not said which charges the driver is facing.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing. There are no further details available.

High Point, NC (January 21, 2021) – The High Point Police Department responded to the scene of a crash involving a car and a bicycle on Thursday evening. The crash happened around 5:00 p.m. on South University Parkway at the intersection with Leonard Avenue.

According to Capt. Wolanin with the HPPD, the cyclist was riding near the intersection when they were struck by a car. The rider suffered serious injuries. An ambulance arrived at the scene and transported the unidentified bicyclist to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. There is no further update on their condition at this time. The driver remained at the scene following the accident. No other injuries were reported in the crash. There are no details on the events leading up to the accident and it is not clear if any charges are expected to be filed at this time.

No additional information is available.

Robeson County, NC (November 28, 2020) – A man from Pembroke was killed in a bicycle crash that took place in Robeson County on Thanksgiving Day. The crash happened on Union Chapel Road around 2:00 p.m.

According to the First Sgt. S.B. Lewis with the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Larry Oxendine was riding his bicycle on Union Chapel when he was hit by a vehicle that was traveling on the same road. The driver of the vehicle, Marcus McGirt of Lumberton, failed to reduce his speed to avoid a collision. Oxendine was thrown from his bicycle following the crash. The bike came to rest in a ditch off the right side of the road. Oxendine died at the crash scene.

Following an investigation, police charged McGirt with several offenses, including driving while impaired and involuntary manslaughter. He was arrested and taken to jail. There were no other vehicles involved in the crash and no other injuries have been reported.

Greenville, NC (November 14, 2020) – The Greenville Police Department is investigating following a fatal hit-and-run crash on Friday, November 13th. The crash was reported around 7:30 p.m. on Memorial Drive, near the intersection with Greenville Boulevard.

The collision took place in the southbound lanes of the roadway. The bicyclist was identified only as a male. Police say that the vehicle struck the bicyclist and then left the scene. Officers are currently searching for a white or tan four-door passenger vehicle in connection with the crash. The car likely has damage to the front end and the windshield. There is no information on the events leading up to the crash at this time and no additional details are available.

We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic hit-and-run accident in Greenville.

Zebulon, NC (November 1, 2020) – Police are investigating after a bicyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Zebulon on Saturday, October 31st. The crash happened on North Carolina Highway 96 near the intersection with Fowler Road.

At this time, there are no details surrounding the accident or how it occurred. The crash resulted in Highway 96 being closed in both directions while officers and investigators worked at the scene. The identity of the bicyclist is not available at this time. The driver of the vehicle involved sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing and there are no additional details available at this time.

Raleigh, NC (October 20, 2020) – The Raleigh Police Department responded after a boy was struck while riding a bicycle along Capital Boulevard near Cheviot Hill Drive. The crash was reported on Monday evening, October 19th.

According to a report from the scene, the boy was riding his bike on Capital Boulevard near the intersection with Cheviot Hill when he attempted to cross the road. As he was crossing, his bicycle was hit by an oncoming vehicle. Following the crash, the boy was taken by ambulance to WakeMed where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities and the investigation.

An investigation is ongoing at this time. There are no additional details available.

Davie County, NC (October 9, 2020) – A teenage bicyclist was injured in a crash that took place in Davie County on Thursday. The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. on Sheffield Road near Turkey Foot Road.

According to reports from the scene, the bicyclist was riding westbound on Sheffield when the rider attempted to cross the road from a private driveway. While crossing, the bicyclist was struck by a passing vehicle. Rescue crews arrived at the scene and airlifted the injured bicyclist to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. There is no word on the condition of the teenage victim at this time. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Police have not said whether the driver faces any charges in connection with the crash.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time. There is no additional information available.

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