A car accident claimed the life of a 45-year-old man named Kenneth Rogers who happened to be walking on Birch Bridge Road. A teenage driver was traveling on the road when she hit the victim. She was reportedly looking at her GPS system on her phone at the time of the tragic wreck.
The Times News reported that the victim was thrown between 200 and 300 feet after he was struck by the teenage driver. The victim was flown to UNC Hospital where he later died on the operating table from his severe injuries. Among the injuries that the victim suffered included a ruptured spleen, severed arm, broken leg and shredded aorta.
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Our deepest condolences go out to the Rogers’ family. It’s so frustrating to know that this family is now struggling with the feeling of overwhelming sadness as they prepare to bury their family member. The Times News article reported that the sister of the victim is bewildered at how this tragic situation was handled. She was never informed of the circumstances surrounded by the accident. After pressing officers, she finally learned that the at-fault driver has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
The family should consider speaking with a wrongful death lawyer in North Carolina to discuss their legal options.
The facts available at this time indicate that the at-fault driver was distracted by an electronic device when this awful crash occurred and being distracted is a form of negligence. This means the family of the victim may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. Read about how another driver distracted by his GPS hit a house.
To learn about what types of damages are available in a wrongful death suit, take a look at this article which was written by an experienced wrongful death attorney in North Carolina.
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