The driver responsible for a deadly pedestrian accident on Sunday evening has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated, DWI. The accident occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina at approximately 5 p.m. According to authorities, 28-year-old Kelli Putman was walking on a sidewalk along South Boulevard when she attempted to cross Remount Road and was struck by a vehicle. The car was operated by 30-year-old Gregory Wheeling who collided with a utility pole after he struck Putman. The accident is under investigation and authorities are encouraging any witnesses to contact the police.
Millions of individuals choose to walk daily as a form of exercise and as a form of travel. Tragically, each year there are approximately 5,000 individuals killed in pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians are defenseless against a collision with a motor vehicle, and when an accident occurs serious injuries are suffered and even death. Safety precautions should be followed by all pedestrians to prevent an accident from occurring. However, the majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by the reckless and negligent driving of the motorist. Distracted driving, speeding, DUI, and fatigued driving are responsible for a large portion of pedestrian accidents and those drivers should be held accountable.
If you have sustained damages or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, it is important to contact the personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys have handled thousands of accident cases and have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients. We will investigate the accident, determine the cause, and work to hold the at-fault driver responsible for the harm they have caused. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.