Burlington, NC (February 4, 2024) – The Burlington Police Department confirmed that 57-year-old Robert Clinton Slade lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a hit-and-run driver. The incident was reported to law enforcement at approximately 12:40 p.m. on February 2.
According to authorities, a man was riding a moped when he was struck by a van on Tucker Street. The van fled the scene of the accident without stopping. The person on the moped, identified as Slade, was severely hurt. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he later passed away from his injuries. The police department identified the driver of the van as 44-year-old Roberto Marin-Mejia. A warrant has been issued for Marin-Mejia for a felony hit-and-run resulting in death. Investigations are currently underway.
We offer our condolences to the family of Robert Clinton Slade.
Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal accidents in North Carolina claimed the lives of more than 1700 people in 2022 alone. That year, our state ranked as the number eight deadliest state in the country for traffic-related fatalities. Unfortunately, many deadly car crashes are caused by careless and reckless drivers.
Fatal accidents that take place across North Carolina are often caused by drivers who are speeding, running red lights, or distracted. Unfortunately, negligent and careless actions can have serious consequences for innocent people sharing the road.
Losing a loved one in a fatal collision is an unimaginable tragedy that no family should have to endure. However, during such difficult times, it is important to understand the legal options available to seek justice and compensation for your loss. By reaching out to a wrongful death lawyer, you can ensure that your family’s rights are protected and that the person responsible for the crash is held accountable for their actions. No amount of money can bring back your loved one, but seeking legal guidance may help alleviate some of the financial burden and provide closure for your family. Remember, you do not have to go through this alone.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we understand the emotional toll that comes with such a loss, and our team is dedicated to providing compassionate support and strong legal representation for our clients. With years of experience and a deep commitment to justice, we have successfully helped countless individuals receive maximum compensation for their wrongful death claims. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation with our dedicated wrongful death lawyers at (800) 693-7833. Let us guide you through this challenging process while fighting tirelessly on your behalf. Contact us today, and let us help you seek the justice your loved one deserves.