A local man has been arrested and charged with a number of felonies after hitting and killing a pedestrian during a hit-and-run accident in Greensboro. An article on the investigation is available here.
Greensboro Police report a 52-year-old Greensboro man has been arrested after his 2005 Lincoln Navigator struck and killed a pedestrian on Franklin Boulevard near Naco Road. The victim—later identified as a 54-year-old man also from Greensboro—died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident. Franklin Boulevard was closed for a time following the incident.
About the Investigation
Police indicate the driver has been charged with multiple counts—which include Driving While Intoxicated, Felony Death by Vehicle, and Felony Hit-and-Run. The man was booked into Guilford County Jail, where he is being held against a $200,000 bond. Investigators say the suspect crashed his vehicle into the victim, left the scene, and then later returned.
In a related news item, family members of the suspect maintain he did not leave the scene of the accident. The driver’s nephew, a passenger at the time of the incident, says the suspect only traveled approximately 30 feet in order to turn around. Neither the driver nor his nephew suffered any injuries in the collision.
Drunk Driving Still a Problem
Even with strong laws and stiff sentencing guidelines in place, drunk driving remains a significant problem nationwide. To help drivers keep themselves—and those around them—safe, the personal injury attorneys at Daggett Shuler Law offer a few simple tips:
- Resist Pressure to Drink: Don’t feel compelled to drink alcohol just because you can.
- Offer Non-Alcoholic Beverages: Make guests comfortable with non-alcoholic drinks.
- Designate a Driver: Decide in advance on a designated driver before any evening out.
- Choose Your Number: Decide ahead of time how many drinks to have, and stick to it.
- Alcohol is Not the Goal: Remember, drinking is just an option.
We Can Help.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver, contact Daggett Shuler Law for help. An experienced Drunk Driving Accident Attorney can handle your entire case and work to secure fair and just compensation for you.
If you have questions about a drunk driving accident, call Daggett Shuler at 800-815-5500. When you call, you will speak with a Winston-Salem, North Carolina Drunk Driving Accident Attorney absolutely FREE. We will investigate every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to secure the compensation you deserve.
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