Articles Posted in Pedestrian Accidents

Wake County, NC (July 11, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash in Wake County on Friday evening. The crash happened around 9:15 p.m. on Old State Road near Shell Cracker Drive.

Police say that a male pedestrian was walking in the roadway when he was hit by a car. The man suffered critical injuries and died at the crash scene. His identity has not been released at this time. There were no other injuries reported. There is no word on whether the driver remained at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing at this time and there is no further information available.

Johnston County, NC (July 7, 2020) – A man was killed in a pedestrian crash in Johnston County on Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of Buckeye Trail and NC Highway 50.
According to reports, a 2016 Dodge Charger was traveling northbound on NC 50 when it struck a man in the travel lanes. The victim, who was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The Johnston County EMS, along with fire crews, responded to the scene. The pedestrian’s name has not been released at this time.
It is not clear at this time if any charges are expected. Anyone with information on the crash should contact the State Highway Patrol at (919) 934-2186.

Harnett County, NC (July 7, 2020) – Police and rescue crews responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash in Harnett County on Tuesday. The crash was reported on Jim Christian Road near US Highway 421.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports that an unidentified pedestrian was walking along the roadway when they were struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene by authorities. The identity of the pedestrian has not been released at this time and there is no information on the vehicle involved in the crash.

An investigation is ongoing and no further details have been released at this time.

Greensboro, NC (July 5, 2020) – Two pedestrians were taken a  hospital following a hit-and-run crash in Greensboro. The crash took place around 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th.
Officers with the Greensboro Police Department were called to the scene in response to traffic congestion. When police arrived, they saw a dark-colored sedan strike the two pedestrians as they were crossing the road. The driver, Christopher Marcel Whitsett, attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended by officers. Whitsett faces numerous charges including driving while impaired, felony serious injury by vehicle, careless and reckless driving, and felony hit-and-run.

The two crash victims were taken to a local hospital and were treated for their injuries. The GPD continues to investigate the crash.

Catawba County, NC (July 4, 2020) – A woman was hurt after being involved in a pedestrian crash in Catawba County. The crash occurred on Thursday, July 2nd on Rifle Range Road.

The St. Stephens Fire Department was the first to respond to the scene. According to Fire Chief Shawn Greene, the female pedestrian was walking on Rifle Range Road when she was hit by a truck. The woman became trapped underneath the truck following the collision and had to be removed by rescue workers. She was then transported to a local hospital via ambulance. Her injuries are believed to be serious but not life-threatening. No other injuries were reported.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash. No further details are available at this time.

Charlotte, NC (July 2, 2020) – Eight people suffered injuries in a Charlotte pedestrian crash on Thursday, July 2nd. The crash happened on North Davidson Street near 16th Street.
According to reports, a vehicle was traveling on North Davidson when it hit a pedestrian. The vehicle then veered off the roadway and crashed into a tree before coming to rest. Multiple victims were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. One person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The cause of the accident has not been released at this time. None of the victims were identified.
No further information is available at this time.

Greensboro, NC (June 28, 2020) – A 56-year-old man was killed in a Greensboro pedestrian crash on Friday, June 26th. The crash happened just after 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of East Market Street and Gillespie Street.

According to the Greensboro Police Department, 41-year-old Nathaniel Jenkins of Charlotte was driving a 2011 Lexus SUV on East Market when he struck Raymond Lamont Cheek. Cheek was walking along East Market when the crash occurred. Rescue workers arrived and pronounced Cheek dead at the crash scene.

Following an investigation, Jenkins was charged with failing to reduce speed, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked and felony death by motor vehicle.

Mooresville, NC (June 27, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash that took place early Saturday in Mooresville. The incident happened on East Plaza Drive.

Rescue workers along with the Mooresville Police Department responded to the crash scene. When officials arrived, they pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. The pedestrian’s identity has not been released at this time and there are no details on how the crash occurred. It is not known whether the driver remained at the scene.

No further information is available.

Raleigh, NC (June 24, 2020) – A pedestrian from Raleigh was killed in a crash that took place on Glenwood Avenue on Tuesday, June 23rd. The crash happened near Brownleigh Drive and Umstead State Park.

According to a report from the Raleigh Police Department, Patrick James Simmons was walking on the fog line when he was struck by a vehicle traveling northwest on Glenwood Avenue. Simmons was walking with his back facing traffic when the crash occurred. The driver has not been identified at this time. Simmons was pronounced dead due to injuries sustained in the accident.

The driver was later charged by police with failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision. The crash remains under investigation and additional charges could be filed.

Wake Forest, NC (June 22, 2020) – A pedestrian suffered serious injuries after being struck by a train in Wake Forest on Monday. The crash happened around 5:00 pm. on Seawell Drive near the intersection with Old Crawford Road.

The pedestrian was rushed by rescue workers to WakeMed. The injuries are described as serious but there is no word on whether they are life-threatening. The pedestrian was not immediately identified. Police say that the railroad crossing did not have either a crossing arm or flashing lights. The Wake Forest Police Department and Wake County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the accident.

There are no additional details available at this time.

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