Police Identify Man Killed By An Impaired Driver In Charlotte
Pedestrians face significant risks anytime they are in or around the roadway. Unfortunately, far too many pedestrian accidents occur in and around the Charlotte area. In many cases, these crashes are caused by the careless or negligent actions of other drivers. The Charlotte pedestrian accident lawyers at Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC want to discuss a recent accident in which an impaired driver struck and killed a pedestrian in east Charlotte.
What Happened In This Tragic Crash?
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a crash that they say led to a man losing his life in east Charlotte. Police officers say that 33-year-old Eric Love was hit by a car as he was crossing W.T. Harris Boulevard near Albemarle Road.
Police say that Love died at the scene of the crash.
Investigators have determined that a 2013 Volkswagen driven by Timothy Nicholson was traveling north on W.T. Harris Boulevard as Love was crossing the street. Officials also determined that Love was not in a crosswalk at the time he was struck by the vehicle. However, officers say that Nicholson showed signs of impairment after the collision occurred. He was charged with driving while impaired, felony death by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, and reckless driving.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 11,345 total crashes caused by alcohol impairment during the latest reporting year in the state. Out of these collisions, there were 411 fatalities and 7,602 injuries.
When comparing alcohol-compared collisions to the total fatality rate across North Carolina, we can see that impaired driving was responsible for 4% of the total collisions but more than 28% of the total traffic fatalities during the latest year. Unfortunately, pedestrians are even more likely to sustain severe injuries or to be killed in a collision involving an impaired driver. Pedestrians do not have any protection against the force of a vehicle slamming into them.
It is not uncommon for our Charlotte pedestrian accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained serious injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
- Crush injuries or amputations
- Severe lacerations or puncture wound
We Are Here To Help – Call Us For A Free Consultation
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident caused by an impaired driver in the Charlotte area, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping victims of these crashes secure the compensation they deserve. Include the following:
- Coverage of any medical bills related to the crash
- Lost income if a victim cannot work while recovering
- Any household out-of-pocket expenses caused by the crash
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment images
- Property damage expenses
If your family has lost a loved one in a crash caused by an impaired driver, our attorneys will work to secure wrongful death compensation on your behalf. When you need a Charlotte pedestrian accident lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at 800-948-0577.