The North Carolina military community is mourning the recent loss of one of its own. A command sergeant major from Fort Bragg was an accident victim in a recent motorcycle crash. The 47-year-old veteran was the father of two and also leaves behind two grandchildren.
A tragedy occurred in North Carolina during a recent rain storm. The motorcycle accident involved an automobile and a cyclist. State troopers who responded to the scene indicated that certain factors appear to have led to the fatal crash. As a result, one life was tragically lost in the collision.
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.
Here in North Carolina, we've had a universal helmet law in place since 1968, meaning we've now seen generations of licensed motorcyclists come to not only accept, but appreciate how head protection can prevent serious and even fatal injuries in the event of an accident.
It's that time of year again -- the birds are returning, the flowers are in bloom and motorcycles are emerging once again on the highways of North Carolina. For many motorcycle riders, however, this annual rite of spring can result in a trip to the hospital or morgue if they are involved in a collision with an automobile or truck.
North Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful and motorcycle-friendly roads in the nation. Little can compare to the thrill of meandering through the Appalachian Mountains on curving scenic roadways on a Sunday afternoon. That said, motorcyclists face real dangers on the road. Many of those dangers can be avoided and circumvented by a skillful and safe motorcyclist, but when it comes to poorly maintained roads and negligent drivers, accidents can happen regardless.
In 2009, there were 8 million motorcycles on roads in the U.S., and in 2012, that number rose to 8.5 million. Although motorcyclists get to enjoy many benefits that come with the form of transportation, there are multiple risks associated with driving a motorcycle that residents of North Carolina should keep in mind while on the roadways.
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.
Here in North Carolina we still have a few months left in 2014 to enjoy some wind therapy on motorcycles. However, as always, it's important to stay as safe as possible when riding two-wheeled cycles on the highways.
A North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in a case involving a married couple of motorcyclists received an unusual sentence. A district court judge came in from Orange County to hear their case because the brother of the deceased woman was a Burlington police officer.