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Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Will North Carolina repeal its motorcycle helmet laws?

Getting on a motorcycle and riding without a helmet is very dangerous. No matter how much experience or skill a rider has, other drivers on the road can succumb to human error and cause an accident that easily kills or maims a motorcycle rider or passenger.

Prevent motorcycle accidents by obeying rules of the road

North Carolina's Gov. McCrory declared May to be Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The mild temperatures are sure to bring motorcycle enthusiasts out in force for a bit of wind therapy after our long winter, and the governor wants everyone to pay close attention while on the roads to avoid motorcycle accidents.

7 injured in multiple motorcycle accident

A multi-vehicle accident that occurred on March 22 in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 64 in North Carolina reportedly involved as many as 15 motorcycles. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred before 12 p.m. between Edgemont Road and Lizard Lick Road near Wendell.

NC woman suspected of hit-and-run arrested

A woman wanted by the North Carolina state highway patrol was arrested Sept. 16 by U.S. Marshalls in Pilot Mountain. The 27-year-old woman was wanted for felony hit and run causing serious bodily injury resulting from an accident on Aug. 28 off N.C. Highway 89 near Mt. Airy.

Motorists advised to watch out for motorcycles during summer

North Carolina motorists might be interested to hear that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advises all motorists to be on the look-out for motorcycles during the summer months. Amicable weather and favorable road conditions encourage more motorcyclists to come out and ride their bikes during the summer months than any other months. The administration says that with a rise in motorcycles in the road also comes a rise in potential danger.

Motorcycle accident in Shallotte leaves rider with injuries

A motorcyclist in Brunswick County considers himself lucky to be alive this week after his bike collided with a flat-bed trailer. Although he was seriously injured in the accident, it is believed that his injuries are not life threatening and he will make a full recovery. It's a story that highlights the importance of motorcycle safety across the state and about the dangers these riders face every time they drive on North Carolina roads.

Motorcycle accident claims the life of Havelock man

Residents to our east in Havelock are mourning the death of a 45-year-old man who was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident at the end of last month.  While the family of the former U.S. Marine tries to deal with his loss, officers from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are continuing to piece together the events of that fateful day.

Driver charged in Craven County NC fatal motorcycle crash

A motorcyclist from New Bern was killed when a driver pulled out in front of him, causing him to collide with her vehicle. The crash happened on a recent Sunday on Highway 43 at the Wilmar Road intersection, which is about 5 miles north of Vanceboro. A 20-year-old driver from Washington, North Carolina, turned left off Highway 43 onto Wilmar Road and directly into the path of the northbound motorcyclist. The rider of the motorcycle died at Vidant Medical Center. After an investigation into the crash North Carolina State Troopers charged the female driver of the vehicle with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. There were no reports that alcohol was a factor in the fatal crash, however the criminal charges do point toward negligent driving as a possible factor. When a person is injured or killed by a negligent driver a civil complaint in the form of a personal injury or wrongful death claim is often not far behind criminal charges.

Driver arrested for DWI in Raleigh multi-vehicle accident

A man was arrested for drunk driving after hitting a motorcycle and causing a third vehicle to crash into the accident scene. The accident happened early Sunday morning just after 1 a.m. at the Edenton Street and West Street intersection, according to the Raleigh police. The driver of the vehicle that crashed into the motorcycle has been charged with DWI. The driver of the third vehicle involved and the motorcyclist were both taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.

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