Greensboro, NC (January 23, 2024) – A 55-year-old man lost his life as a result of a fatal accident that took place in the Greensboro area on Sunday evening, January 21. The Greensboro Police Department was notified of the crash at around 8:45 p.m.
According to official reports, 55-year-old Steven Bradley Loflin was using a motorized wheelchair while riding on the sidewalk on West Wendover Avenue. For unknown reasons, his vehicle went off the side of the road in the area near the overpass for Interstate 40. As a result, the man was struck by a vehicle passing through the area. The vehicle fled the scene of the crash. The pedestrian was severely hurt in the accident. The victim was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries while on site. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Steven Bradley Loflin at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in North Carolina
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were approximately 42,915 traffic fatalities in the United States in 2021. This represents a 10.5% increase from 2020 and the highest annual percentage increase in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System’s history. The leading causes of fatal crashes in 2021 were:
- Impaired driving: Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to operate their vehicle responsibly. Impairment can impact your judgment, coordination, and reaction time. This can lead to devastating car crashes.
- Speeding: When motorists are traveling above the posted speed limit, they are likely to cause severe injury accidents. Unfortunately, the high rate of speed drastically increases the force at impact, which can lead to fatal injuries.
- Distracted driving: When drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead, they may not see other vehicles or pedestrians nearby. As a result, they are likely to crash and harm others. Distractions include actions like texting on the phone, talking on the phone, or even changing the radio.
If your loved one died in a fatal crash, your family should take legal action right away. A wrongful death lawyer will be able to help you pursue a claim for wrongful death against the responsible party so that you can get the financial resources you need during this difficult time.
At Ted Greve & Associates, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and aggressive legal representation for families who have lost a loved one in a car accident. We understand the pain and suffering that comes with such a tragic loss, and our goal is to alleviate some of the financial burdens by fighting for full and fair compensation on your behalf. Our experienced team of wrongful death attorneys is committed to helping you find peace of mind and closure as you navigate through this difficult time. If you have lost a loved one due to a negligent motorist, please do not hesitate to reach out for a free case evaluation by calling our team at (800) 693-7833. Let us help you seek justice and hold those responsible accountable.