A 36-year-old Charlotte woman is facing charges after striking a pedestrian walking along a northwest Charlotte road early Sunday morning.

The incident occurred just before 5 a.m. when the pedestrian was hit while walking along Moores Chapel and Sam Wilson roads.

The driver was charged with felony hit-and-run and failure to stop.  She was transported to a Mecklenburg County jail on a $5,000 bond.

The condition of the victim is unknown.

Studies from 2010 reveal that approximately 4,280 pedestrians on average were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S.  Road safety should be a priority for all road users, drivers and pedestrians alike.  Pedestrians, however, can take precautions to ensure that motor vehicle accidents can be mitigated as much as possible.  If you are going to be traveling on foot, stay visible to drivers by wearing reflective clothing and carrying a flashlight.  Walk and stand clear of buses, hedges, parked vehicles, and other hazards before crossing.  Walk on the sidewalk or on the road facing traffic.  Cross streets at marked crosswalks and intersections.  When crossing, look left, right, and then left again before crossing the street.

If you have been in any sort of accident, please contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower  and speak to an attorney who will be there to assist you on your path to recovery.  We can investigate all aspects of the accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call us today at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.