An accident in North Carolina's claimed the life of a teenage motorcyclist on Sept. 1. The accident occurred in front of a drive-thru fast-food restaurant in Jacksonville. The driver of a 2014 Hyundai from Cary, who failed to yield the right of way to the biker and caused the accident, faces charges of unsafe movement of a vehicle resulting in injury and misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle. His court date was set for Oct. 15.
One Germantown, North Carolina, man is still smarting from the indignity of having to pay for his own car repairs for an accident that he didn't cause even though the other driver had insurance.
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.
When an accident occurs on North Carolina highways, sometimes the drivers involved are so rattled by the collision that they make mistakes that can later come back to haunt them. Below are some things drivers need to do immediately after a crash occurs, as well as things to avoid saying or doing.
A young man who stood accused of killing his 19-year-old friend in a drunk driving accident on a North Carolina roadway was recently found not guilty by a jury.
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.
A Wilmington man who was convicted of driving while intoxicated after causing a 2012 accident had his conviction affirmed by the North Carolina Court of Appeals this month. The court handed down its opinion regarding the legality of drawing blood from suspected DWI offenders without their consent in cases of emergency without first obtaining a warrant.
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.
Most drivers involved in an accident that injures their passenger would immediately stop and summon aid for their friend or relative. However, according to reports from the North Carolina Highway Patrol, an Asheville man stands accused of doing just the opposite.
A Shiloh family is devastated after one of its youngest members was killed while playing in front of his grandmother's home on a riding toy while the family celebrated another member's birthday.