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A pedestrian was hit and killed in Goldsboro early Saturday morning September 16th. Goldsboro police responded to a call reporting a traffic crash involving a pedestrian on Highway 70 W (W. Grantham St.) near I-795 at roughly 1:45 a.m.
The initial investigation determined that two people, husband and wife Leland and April Underhill of Goldsboro were walking east in the eastbound lane of U.S. 70 W. They were pushing a shopping cart and another small cart while walking next to the curb. Both were wearing dark clothing but, Leland Underhill was carrying a small flashlight.
According to Goldsboro police, a woman driving eastbound on U.S. 70 W hit 41-year-old April Underhill with the right front portion of her vehicle. When first responders arrived, they found April lying along the south side of the highway. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Leland Underhill did not sustain any injuries in the accident. The driver of the car stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Police say she was later transported to UNC Health Wayne to have some minor injuries evaluated. Speed and alcohol were not contributing factors in the crash.
Goldsboro police say no charges will be filed against the driver in this case.
At The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of April who suffered this tragic loss of life. We also extend our prayers to the person facing injuries and wish them a healthy recovery. We share our condolences for this devastating pedestrian accident.
Should you or someone you know find yourself injured as a victim of someone else’s negligence in an accident, our firm offers free consultations to help guide you through the process so you can focus on your mental and physical recovery. Contact us at 1-800-351-3008.
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