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.
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.
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.