What Happened:

A 40 year-old pedestrian from Spring Lake, North Carolina died the evening of Dec. 15 when he was run over by a Honda Civic. The pedestrian, Thomas Knight III, was trying to cross NC 210, just inside of Harnett County, when he was hit by the Civic.

North Carolina State Police stated that the pedestrian wore dark clothing and it was dark when he tried to cross the busy road. He was hit about 1/10 of a mile north of Spring Lake, and around two miles from his house.

At this time, the driver of the car has not been charged. Knight suffered severe head injuries and died on the scene.

North Carolina Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

This tragic accident shows that it is critically important that both drivers and pedestrians be aware of their surroundings at all time. We extend our sympathies to the Knight family. Even though the driver has not been charged in this accident, it still could be beneficial for the next of kin to speak to a personal injury lawyer. There still could be a wrongful death civil lawsuit filed in this case, regardless if criminal charges are ever filed.

Helpful Info:

If you have lost someone close to you in a car accident, please read these basic facts about wrongful death lawsuits in North Carolina.

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