Blowing Rock, NC (September 9, 2020) – An 11-year-old boy was killed and his father was hurt in a motorcycle crash that took place on the Blue Ridge Parkway on Wednesday. The crash happened near Blowing Rock and the Julian Price Memorial Park.
According to authorities, the boy was riding a motorcycle with his dad when a vehicle in front of them suddenly hit the brakes. The father reacted in an attempt to avoid a crash, causing his motorcycle to veer into the oncoming traffic lane. While the motorcycle was in the other lane, it collided head-on with a pickup truck that was traveling in the opposite direction.
The boy was thrown from the bike. He was airlifted to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries according to the National Park Service. The father, who was identified as Jason Kruk, was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the pickup suffered minor injuries.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time. No further details have been released.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family affected by this tragic crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics published by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, there were more than 4,200 motorcycle accidents reported in our state last year. A total of 160 people were killed in these crashes and 3,666 were injured. The rates of both injuries and fatalities in North Carolina motorcycle accidents far exceed the injury and fatality rates for car accidents and accidents involving other types of vehicles. It is clear that the dangers of riding a motorcycle are great and the risks of being hurt or killed if you are involved in an accident are high.
Although there is a high risk to motorcyclists, many crashes are not the fault of the rider but are instead caused by negligent drivers in cars and other types of motor vehicles. A motorcycle accident in North Carolina can be a devastating event for the victim and their families. Many motorists do not pay attention and fail to see motorcyclists until it is too late to avoid a crash. The actions of these drivers are a very common cause of accidents in our state.
If you have been the victim of a negligent driver, North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer Jason M. Burton will fight for your legal rights to recover the compensation you deserve. At Burton Law, our dedicated team fights for justice for individuals every day. We represent people who have been hurt due to the mistakes, recklessness, or intentional actions of third parties. Since 2012 we have proudly recovered more than forty million dollars on behalf of crash victims in our state. Let us put our skills and experience to work for you.
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