Those who operate motor vehicles are obligated to do so in the safest manner possible. The highways and byways of the United States are bustling, busy thoroughfares. Distracted driving, reckless driving or other acts of negligence often lead to roadway disaster. A recent motorcycle accident in North Carolina occurred when a driver reportedly failed to reduce her speed at the proper time.
A 43-year-old man was traveling home from work on his motorcycle. At some point on the road, he was apparently waiting for the sports utility vehicle in front of him to make a left turn. According to reports, while the motorcyclist safely waited for the vehicle in front of him to turn, a truck crashed into him from behind.
The impact of the crash caused the man on the motorcycle to be tossed from his seat. He was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. A 21-year-old woman was driving the truck that rear ended the biker. Her vehicle came to a halt in a nearby ditch. She is not reported to have suffered any injury.
The truck driver has been charged with a failure to reduce vehicle speed in the North Carolina motorcycle accident. In cases like this, the injured victim often incurs medical bills due to treatment rendered following the accident. If the injured party chooses, he or she is able to file a personal injury claim in a civil court in order to seek compensation for damages sustained, which, if awarded, can be used to help cover those losses.
Source: wcti12.com, “Onslow County Sheriff’s Office employee in motorcycle wreck”, Leland Pinder, June 14, 2015