Raleigh, NC (June 19, 2020) – A local attorney was killed in a Raleigh pedestrian crash that took place on Wednesday, June 17th. The crash happened on South Wilmington Street.
According to the Raleigh Police Department, Gary Lester Presnell was in a crosswalk on South Wilmington when he was hit by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Rosa Underwood McLean. Presnell was seriously injured in the crash and was later pronounced dead.
Police investigated at the scene and later charged McLean with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failing to yield the right-of-way.
We extend our most sincere thoughts and condolences to the friends and loved ones of Gary Presnell.
Pedestrian Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina pedestrian accidents often result in very catastrophic consequences for victims. Pedestrians are vulnerable to death and serious injuries when they are involved in crashes. There are many causes of pedestrian accidents, but many are due to driver negligence. Inattention and failing to yield in crosswalks are common reasons for serious pedestrian accidents.
At Burton Law Firm, our focus is on helping injured victims and their families recover for injuries caused by negligent drivers. Raleigh wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton has more than eight years of experience and has recovered favorable settlement and verdicts on behalf of hundreds of crash victims.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.