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.
Two people were injured in a three-car accident that took place a little past 10 p.m. on Oct. 26 near the I-40 interchange on NC-42. According to authorities, alcohol and speed were both factors in the car accident. A driver heading east on NC-42 ran a red light and hit another driver who was attempting to make a left turn onto NC-42 from the I-40 off ramp. He then hit another westbound car that was stopped at the same red light.
Three separate dump truck accidents in North Carolina on Sept. 3 claimed three lives, according to police. In one, the truck driver ran off the road. In a second mishap, a construction worker died. In the third accident, a motorist was killed by falling debris.
The estate of a drunk driver killed in a fatal accident is being sued by a former North Carolina legislator who was injured in the crash. The lawsuit, which was filed on July 23, is seeking $10,000 each in punitive and compensatory damages.
A North Carolina woman was taken into police custody after causing a head-on accident. According to the report, the car accident occurred after the 25-year-old driver sideswiped an SUV before colliding head-on with another vehicle.