One Pedestrian Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash
When you live or work in and around the Charlotte area, you know that negligent and careless drivers are everywhere. Recently, one pedestrian lost their life in a hit-and-run accident. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, our qualified and experienced team is dedicated to helping those injured due to the actions of other drivers. Our Charlotte pedestrian accident attorneys have the experience you need to secure compensation for what has happened.
What happened in this recent case?
We want to bring to light a recent pedestrian accident case because it highlights a growing problem in our area. Police say that a pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver in late October. They died not long after they were struck.
The incident happened, on October 24 at around 8 p.m. on Monroe Road. Witnesses say that Shannon Lynch, a 35-year-old woman, was struck by a red Infinity as they crossed the road. They say that the driver of the Infinity failed to stop and fled the scene. Police arrived to find Lynch seriously injured, and she was transported to the hospital.
Investigators were able to locate the driver of the Infinity, 19-year-old Jasmine Kelly. She was charged with felony hit and run and filing a false police report due to reporting her vehicle stolen after the incident.
Pedestrian accidents are devastating
In many hit-and-run cases, the driver is never apprehended. This often leaves injured victims and their family members wondering what to do. In this case, the negligent driver was apprehended, and we hope justice is served in the case.
Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries or fatalities. During the latest reporting year in North Carolina, we know that there were 2,331 pedestrian accidents. Those incidents resulted in 209 fatalities and over 2,000 injuries. Nearly every reported pedestrian crash has devastating consequences. It is not uncommon for our Charlotte pedestrian accident lawyers to help clients suffering from the following:
- Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
These injuries often result in a victim needing extensive medical care, causing major medical bills. If a victim cannot work while they recover, they could lose the income they need to support themselves and pay their medical bills.
Let us secure the compensation you deserve
If you or someone you care about has been injured in a pedestrian crash caused by a negligent driver, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping those harmed by the carelessness of others. We will work to secure:
- Coverage of medical expenses related to the crash
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy if necessary
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
If necessary, our Charlotte pedestrian accident lawyer will work to secure punitive damages against the negligent party. You can contact us for a free consultation by calling us at 704-335-1500.