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Articles Posted in North Carolina Pedestrian Accidents

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.

A husband and wife from Virginia were tragically killed on Monday afternoon when a pickup truck hit them as they walked along NC Highway 12 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.  The wreck happened around 2:30 pm and apparently was the result of the pickup truck driver falling asleep although that fact has not been verified.  Based on available information, it appears that the husband and wife were following North Carolina law and walking along the side of the road facing traffic.  Apparently, the pickup crossed over the center line and hit them from behind.

The woman who was killed was 40 years old and was a school teacher in Montpelier, Virginia where she had taught for the past 13 years.  A child was also hurt in the wreck but fortunately was able to be released from the hospital after receiving care.

The driver of the pickup, who has not been identified, has been charged in the wreck.

A terrible accident in Carolina Beach at a crosswalk has resulted in the death of a young girl and serious injuries to her mother who were walking.  The accident happened on Friday morning around 10:15 am at the intersection of South Lake Park Boulevard and Cape Fear Boulevard.

There is not much information available about this wreck except that it involved a Jeep and the two pedestrians.  If we learn more about what happened here we will update this post.

A gentleman named Guy Vanderver was tragically killed on Friday evening in Kill Devil Hills NC when he was hit by a car.  The crash happened as Mr. Vanderver was walking across US 159 near 1822 N. Croatan Highway ay around 9:40 pm.  Mr. Vanderver was 55 years old.  No other information about Mr. Vanderver is available at this time.

Based on the extensive work of the Kill Devil Hills police department, it has been determined that the driver of the vehicle warrants charges including felony death by motor vehicle.  The police are still looking fro additional witnesses and anyone with information about this crash is asked to call Sgt. Mike Sudduth at 252-449-5337.

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A gentleman was seriously injured on Emperor Boulevard in Durham on Tuesday afternoon.  The incident happened when the man was walking in a crosswalk somewhere between the intersections of I-540 and South Miami Boulevard.

The driver of the vehicle told investigating police that he was blinded by the sun.  The driver was also operating the motor vehicle with a suspended license.

The issue of being blinded by the sun will not protect the driver form liability in this case.  Under North Carolina law, all driver’s must operate the vehicle appropriately under the circumstances.  If a driver is blinded by the sun, the driver must slow down and operate the vehicle in such a manner as to allow the operator to see and yield when appropriate as apparently was the case here.

A gentleman named Brandon Yancey was seriously injured Tuesday morning in a hit-and-run accident near Haw River, North Carolina in Alamance County.

The crash happened around 7:00 am on Trollingwood Road.  According to available information, Mr. Yancey was walking on the shoulder of the road when he was hit in the back by the mirror of a car headed east on Trollingwood Road.  Mr. Yancey was transported to Alamance Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.  The State Highway Patrol is still investigating this accident and there is some indication that the mirror belongs to a white 2004-2008 Toyota Solara.

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A gentleman named James Harris was tragically killed on Tuesday evening when he was hit by a car in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The crash happened around 11:00 pm on MLK Junior Boulevard near East Street.

According to available information, Mr. Harris was crossing MLK Junior Boulevard when he was hit by an on-coming car.  The driver of the car was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to slow to avoid a collision with a person.

Mr. Harris was transported to Wakemed but he did not survive.  He was 60 years old.

A terrible and tragic story has come out of Greensboro, North Carolina after a fire at an apartment complex has resulted in the deaths of five children.  The fire happened at 3100 Summit Avenue near Cone Boulevard on Saturday morning.

According to available information, the fire started sometime before 4:00 am and was controlled by 4:15 am by local firefighters.  However, five children, all under the age of 8, died due to the fire.

Reports indicate that a parent of the children had complained to the landlord about fires in the kitchen before this incident.  There are also reports that firefighters were at the complex on Sunday installing smoke alarms and changing batteries in existing smoke alarms.

A pedestrian in Wilmington NC suffered a broken leg after being hit by an impaired driver.  The accident happened early Monday morning near the intersection of Market Street and Dapple Court.

According to available information, the impaired driver was speeding on Market Street and attempted to flee police by turning onto Dapple Court.  The driver hit a curb and then struck the pedestrian before crashing into a retention pond in front of the Staybridge Suites.  The driver has been charged with felony hit-and-run, DWI, failure to maintain lane and felony serious injury by vehicle while impaired.

There is no additional information regarding the injured pedestrian.

A woman named Kimberly Bruner was seriously injured when she was hit by a vehicle in Reidsville, North Carolina last Tuesday.  The accident happened near Morehead Street and Main Street at around 6:00 pm.

The State Highway Patrol is investigating this accident and anyone with information that may be helpful is asked to call Officer J. Joyce at 336-349-1010.

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