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North Carolina hit-and-run driver turns himself in

Police in North Carolina say that a driver they were seeking in connection with a serious traffic accident turned himself in on Nov. 17. The Nov. 8 crash left a 52-year-old motorcycle rider with critical injuries. The man is said to have told police that he fled the scene because his child was with him at the time. The motorcycle accident took place on Weddington Road in Concord at approximately 11:45 a.m.

According to Concord police, the man's vehicle struck a car and a motorcycle while they were stationary at an intersection before fleeing the scene. Responding emergency medical services personnel transported the injured motorcyclist to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment. A police representative said that he remains in critical condition.

The man was accompanied by his attorney when he turned himself in to authorities, and he says that his decision to leave the scene was made because his driving privileges in North Carolina had been revoked. He is said to have told police that he did not want his son to witness his arrest. A records check revealed that the man was being sought by authorities in Columbus County on charges of speeding and driving with a revoked license.

Motorcyclists that are injured might be forced to take considerable time off work, and those with demanding occupations may never be able to return to their old jobs. Their financial situation is sometimes made even more challenging by uncovered health care costs. With the help of an attorney, a motorcyclist could file a personal injury claim for compensation of medical costs, property damage and lost income.

Source: charlotteobserver.com, "Motorist charged in Nov. 8 Concord motorcycle wreck", Steve Lyttle, November 19, 2014

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