Raleigh, NC (July 16, 2021) – A woman was killed after being struck by a vehicle in a hospital parking deck on Friday, July 16th. The crash happened around 3:15 p.m. at the Raleigh campus of Duke Hospital on Wake Forest Road.
Police and rescue workers rushed to the scene after receiving a report of a collision. According to investigators, a woman in her 70s was walking in the deck when a van attempted to make a turn. The van struck the woman who suffered critical injuries. She was later pronounced dead due to injuries suffered in the collision. Her identity is not available at this time. There were no additional injuries reported and the driver has not been identified. The crash is under investigation at this time and it is not clear whether any charges are expected to be filed.
No further information has been released.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic crash in Raleigh.
Fatal Car Accidents in North Carolina
A fatal car accident can take place at any time. No one ever expects to be involved in a serious collision that could leave them seriously injured or claim their lives. However, according to statistics, nearly 1,500 people were killed in North Carolina traffic accidents in 2019. A substantial number of these victims lost their lives as a result of the actions of a negligent driver. Drivers who fail to see or to yield to pedestrians and others using the roadway will place others at great risk of a catastrophic crash.
In cases where you or a loved one were affected by a crash that was not your fault, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible after the accident. Under our state’s law, victims are entitled to compensation for their legal damages. If the victim was killed in the crash, the victim’s next of kin may be able to obtain legal recourse as well. North Carolina law is complicated when it comes to injury accident claims. Therefore, if you have been hurt in a car accident in North Carolina, it is highly advisable that you seek the advice of a skilled and experienced lawyer.
Here at Burton Law Firm, Raleigh wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton can help during your time of greatest need. We proudly assist clients throughout the Triangle region. For nearly a decade, we have handled all types of injury accident cases. During that time, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients and we would be honored to assist you as well.
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