HILLSBOROUGH, NORTH CAROLINA (December 26, 2016) – A horrible accident killed a 5 year old little boy identified as William Everett Copeland on Monday afternoon, according to local news sources. (map)
The tragic accident happened around 1:00 pm. Construction crews working on the Forest Ridge subdivision on Dogwood Bloom Lane were loading a truck when it began to roll with nobody inside, careening down a hill, through a front yard, into a driveway and then into a garage of a finished home. A group of children were playing in a driveway and one little boy, William Everett Copeland, was unable to get out of the way.
5 year old William was hit by the truck, and tragically succumbed to his injuries and died despite the heroic efforts of a neighborhood doctor who attempted to save him. Alejandro Suarez is being charged with misdemeanor death, as he was in charge of the vehicle at the time of the accident.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.