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Carolina Beach, NC (June 1, 2020) – LEGAL NEWS – Man Killed in Carolina Beach NC Hit-and-Run

A man was killed this week in a terrible hit-and-run accident in Carolina Beach, North Carolina.

The incident occurred on Carolina Beach Avenue near the 500 block.  According to available information, a 74-year old man was arrested in the incident and charged with numerous crimes including Felony Death by Motor Vehicle, Driving While Impaired, and Hit-and-Run Causing Serious Injury or Death.

A gentleman named Timothy Dickens was tragically killed in a pedestrian versus vehicle crash on NC Highway 109 on Saturday morning.  The wreck happened as Mr. Dickens was walking along the fog line on the edge of the roadway when a Chevrolet pickup drifted over and struck him.

The pickup has been impounded and police are looking for the driver who was not identified.  Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the North Carolina State Highway Patrol at 800-233-3151.

 

A young man named Trevor Vernon was seriously injured on Friday afternoon in Greensboro, North Carolina.  According to available information, Mr. Vernon was walking along the sidewalk on Gate City Boulevard when a man pulling out of a parking lot hit him.  Reports suggest that Mr. Vernon was walking in accordance with North Carolina law and that the man driving the car may be at fault for this wreck.

Mr. Vernon, who is 21 years old, was taken to Moses Cone Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

We certainly hope that Mr. Vernon will recover from his injuries.  As with many cases involving serious injuries to pedestrians, it remains to be learned whether the person driving the vehicle was possibly distracted at the time of the collision.  Hopefully, the police investigation will provide more information about the cause of this collision.

A woman named Dorothea Ridenour was killed by a hit-and-run driver near Laurinburg, North Carolina last Wednesday.  The wreck happened around 5:30 am as Ms. Ridenour walked to work along US Highway 74 Business.  According to available information, as she was walking, a man driving a pickup hit her from behind knocking her into a ditch.

Available information indicates that Ms. Ridenour was wearing reflective clothing including a reflective shirt and a reflective hat.  She was found by co-workers from the plant where she worked when she did not make it into work that morning.

Police have located the vehicle involved in the collision and the vehicle is associated with Aberdeen Coca-Cola Bottling Company.  The driver of the vehicle is expected to be charged in the collision.

A very serious accident in High Point NC has resulted in the death of a gentleman named Ronald Adams and injuries to his wife Miriam Adams.

The wreck happened on Thursday morning as Mr. and Mrs. Adams walked down a residential street.  As they were walking, they were hit by a woman who had failed to defrost her windshield before driving and, therefore, apparently did not see the Ronald and Miriam Adams.  The driver apparently crossed over the centerline and struck the two pedestrians.

This is a very sad case and this accident appears to have been preventable had the driver taken the time to ensure that she could see before driving.  Charges are pending against the driver.

A gentleman named Mark Scott was tragically killed on Friday morning in an accident on NC Highway 62 in Randolph County, North Carolina.

Reports indicate that Mr. Scott was walking along NC 62 with a gas can when another driver turned around to offer him a ride.  As this was happening, a third vehicle approached but did not slow down and, instead, veered off the road and hit Mr. Scott.

Unfortunately, Mr. Scott did not survive.  He was 46 years old and from Thomasville, North Carolina.

A young man named Dejan Foster was tragically killed on Friday night when he was hit while rollerblading on Old Oxford Road.

The wreck happened around 10:30 pm when a man driving north on Old Oxford Road made an illegal pass of an SUV and came into Mr. Foster’s lane as he was rollerblading. There are some indications the vehicle driver was also speeding at the time of the collision and the driver has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and speeding in conjunction with this incident.

Mr. Foster was 24 years old.

A gentleman named Joel Camacho Ortiz was tragically killed on Saturday evening in a hit-and-run crash in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

The crash happened just after 8:15 pm near the 6800 block of Buttermere Drive.  According to reports, Mr. Ortiz was walking along the side of the roadway when a BMW ran off the side of the road and struck him.  Mr. Ortiz was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center but did not survive.  He was 33 years old.

The BMW flipped into the adjacent yard and the driver apparently fled on foot.  Police are looking for the driver and anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 910-483-8477.

A woman named Sandra Verastegui was tragically killed on Monday morning when she was hit by a car driven by a 16 year old boy.  The crash happened at around 9:30 am on Castalia Drive in Cary, North Carolina.

According to available information, the car came around a curve in the roadway and hit Ms. Verastegui.  At this point, it is not clear if charges will be filed against the 16 year old driver.  If we learn more about the cause of this serious wreck, we will update this report.

A pedestrian named Clifton Lawrence was tragically killed on Friday in a crash near Morehead City, North Carolina on Friday evening.  The crash happened around 6:30 pm on North Carolina Highway 24.

There is very little information available about this crash except that reports suggest the driver of the vehicle will not be charged.  It is not clear how the wreck happened and if we learn more about this crash, we will update this post.

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