June 14, 2012
Estimates from the North Carolina Department of Transportation show that more than 400 hit-and-run accidents occur in the state each year. One such accident claimed the life of a Raleigh, North Carolina, worker when he was struck at a filling station earlier this week.
According to WRAL News, the accident happened just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the BP station located on New Bern Avenue. Police reports indicate that the 50-year-old worker was performing maintenance work in a manhole when a vehicle driven by a 52-year-old woman hit him as she was pulling away from the gas pump and he was exiting the manhole. Police are unsure if the woman knew she hit the worker before fleeing the scene.
Witnesses came to man’s aid and called 911, but EMTs were unable to help and declared him dead at the scene.
The driver responsible for the accident was tracked down several miles away and was placed under arrest on charges of unsafe movement and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
North Carolina law requires all motorists to stop after an accident has occurred in order to report the crash and render aid to anyone who is injured.
The North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers with HensonFuerst Injury Lawyers know how difficult the untimely wrongful death of a loved one can be. That’s why the firm would like to send their deepest condolences to the family of the victim.