The white stone and green roof of the First Baptist Church sits at the corner of North Salisbury Street and West Edenton in downtown Raleigh. The intersection was the site of a serious, multiple-vehicle collision that resulted in injuries to pedestrians and others this past Sunday night, news sources report.
One TV report said that a day after the incident, a woman’s shoe and car parts still littered a sidewalk. Seven people were injured, including three pedestrians. A 911 caller described the crash to dispatchers as “a really bad car accident” at the site.
“(We) were horrified, saddened that something happened,” the First Baptist Church’s pastor told a TV reporter.
The station said it’s still not clear what caused the crash or who is at fault for the accident that happened around 7 p.m. One person was pinned beneath a vehicle, and although the report did not detail the extent of that person’s injuries, he or she is expected to survive.
Raleigh police apparently told the station that it won’t release details on the crash until after an accident report has been completed. CBS 17 said that North Carolina law requires law enforcement officers to complete the report within 24 hours.
“You hate for someone to be hurt anywhere, but right where we live and worship and serve, it makes it a little more personal,” the pastor said.
While the news report on the crash lacks important information, it goes without saying that we hope that all of those injured have full and speedy recoveries.
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a pedestrian accident or other motor vehicle crash, contact a law firm experienced in personal injury litigation to ensure that your rights and interests are protected at all times.