Charlotte, NC (October 29, 2023) – A child sustained fatal injuries due to a crash reported on the west side of Charlotte on Saturday morning, October 28.
At around 12:45 a.m., the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department was requested on-site at a crash on Brookshire Boulevard. Reports provided by authorities show that 35-year-old Samantha Anita Murray, a juvenile, and a third person were all walking on Brookshire Boulevard during the early morning hours. For unknown reasons, Murray and the child were struck by a 2018 Freightliner tractor-trailer, which was traveling south on the roadway.
Murray was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The juvenile victim suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The driver of the Freightliner, 42-year-old Daniel Scott Davis, was not hurt in the crash.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is currently investigating.
We hope Samantha Anita Murray recovers quickly from her injuries.
We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina
Fatal collisions can be incredibly devastating to deal with. Unfortunately, truck crashes across the United States take thousands of lives annually. There are countless instances where these accidents take place right here in North Carolina.
In the majority of cases, fatal collisions are reported as a result of driver negligence. Some of the leading factors in crashes include:
- Driver impairment
- Driver distractions
- Drivers running red lights
- Drivers failing to yield
- Drivers recklessly switching lanes
Any negligent action has the power to cause a severe accident that completely disrupts the lives of families. Unfortunately, truck crashes are more likely to result in severe injuries due to the massive size of these vehicles. There are several types of truck accidents that we see take place across our roadways. These include:
- Underride crashes
- T-bone crashes
- Head-on crashes
- Jackknife crashes
- Sideswipe crashes
No matter what type of accident claimed the life of your loved one, if another person’s negligent actions were the cause, it is important that your family is able to get justice. Seeking guidance from a fatal truck accident lawyer immediately can provide you with the best chance of getting justice and holding the negligent party accountable.
Losing a loved one is a heartbreaking experience, especially when it could have been prevented. At Ted Greve & Associates, we are committed to helping families seek justice and receive the compensation they deserve in these tragic cases. Our team of experienced attorneys will fight tirelessly on your behalf so you can focus on healing and moving forward. We understand the financial burden that comes with losing a loved one, and we will work diligently to secure your future needs. If you have suffered this unimaginable loss, please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated legal team for a free consultation at (800) 693-7833. Let us stand by your side during this difficult time and help you seek the closure and justice you deserve.