Accidents involving a vehicle and a pedestrian often result in catastrophic consequences. Unfortunately, it is very easy for drivers to miss seeing someone walking along the side of the road or in a crosswalk until it is too late, and this can be especially true when it is dark outside. A recent hit-and-run car accident that happened just before dawn claimed the life of a North Carolina man.
The accident happened on May 20 before 5 a.m. According to the victim's family, the 23-year-old victim was walking on Route 211 to his job at McDonald's when he was struck by a vehicle. Officers said that the victim was thrown into the fence in front of a local school upon impact.