A pedestrian died in Garner, North Carolina (NC), after getting struck by three vehicles on the morning of January 12, 2017. The fatal multivehicle crash happened at the corner of U.S. 401/Fayetteville Road and Pinewinds Drive at 6:30 am, as the man who lost his life was crossing from a convenience store to the fast food restaurant where he worked.
Each of the four corners of the intersection where the deadly pedestrian crash occurred is control by stoplights. This raises the question of who had right of way. Also complicating the investigation into causes and insurance liability are the facts that three drivers struck the man in the roadway and one of the drivers fled the scene without speaking with police.
Family members of the deceased pedestrian may have grounds for filing personal injury and wrongful death insurance claims against all three drivers. Also, if the hit-and-run driver is never tracked down, the family may need to invoke the uninsured motorist provisions of their loved one's auto insurance policy.
Consulting with an experienced and caring Carolina wrongful death attorney will help the family understand and assert their rights to stay full informed of what crash scene investigators discover and to seek compensation and damages from at-fault drivers. Such considerations may be far from their minds in the aftermath of the tragic and unexpected loss of a husband, father and brother, but they should know they have legal options for recovering financially.