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.
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.