The North Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the crash scene shortly after the accident took place. According to reports from troopers, 25-year-old Hannah Mae Lena Briann Guffey of Brevard was driving a Buick when she collided with a bicycle. The bicyclist was identified as Jane Norton Beach of Columbia, South Carolina. Beach suffered critical injuries as a result of the accident, She was rushed to Mission in Asheville where she later succumbed to her injuries. Guffey was not injured in the crash.
Troopers are still conducting an investigation at this time. There is no word on whether charges will be filed against Guffey. No additional details are available at this time.
Our condolences go out to the family of Jane Norton Beach following this tragic bicycle accident in Asheville.
Bicycle Accidents in North Carolina
In 2018, there were a total of 615 bicycle crashes reported in North Carolina. A total of 17 people lost their lives in these crashes and hundreds more sustained injuries. Many riders who are hurt in North Carolina bicycle crashes will suffer injuries that serious in nature and even fatal. Those who survive the crash can face a long road to recovery. It is not uncommon for the victims of bicycle accidents to encounter extended hospitalizations, costly medical bills, tremendous pain and suffering, and lost wages due to time that they are unable to work while recovering from their injuries. To make matters worse, many bicyclists are not at fault for the crash. Instead, it is often the negligence of other motorists that is to blame for the accident.
If you have been hurt in a North Carolina bicycle crash and you believe the crash was not your fault, you should seek the help of a bicycle accident attorney in North Carolina as soon as possible. If you delay seeking legal help, you could jeopardize your case and your chances of making a full recovery. It is important to have skilled legal representation on your side at the earliest possible time to avoid falling into the traps that many people make when they attempt to represent themselves. The other driver’s insurance company does not represent you and insurance adjusters like to settle claims as quickly as possible to avoid paying out large settlements to injured victims.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina bicycle accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here to help when you have been victimized in a crash on our roadways. Since 2012, Mr. Burton has assisted hundreds of innocent crash victims and their families all throughout our state. During this time, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in compensation and, more importantly, helped numerous individuals move forward following a sudden tragic event in their lives.
To speak with us at any time and for your free case evaluation, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.