Cary, NC (April 28, 2021) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Cary on Tuesday, April 27th. The collision happened on SW Maynard Road at the intersection with Old Apex Road.
According to authorities, 62-year-old Mark Abbott was driving a vehicle that collided with a motorcycle. A male and a female were occupying the motorcycle at the time of the crash. The male was killed in the crash while the female was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Neither the male nor the female victim has been identified at this time. Abbott was not injured in the accident.
Following an investigation, police charged Abbott with driving while impaired, felony death by vehicle, and felony causing serious injury by vehicle. No further details have been released at this time.
We wish to extend our thoughts and condolences to all of those affected by this tragic motorcycle crash in Cary.
North Carolina Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are, unfortunately, quite common in and around the Raleigh area. As the second-largest city in the state, our community sees a lot of motor vehicle traffic, including motorcycles. Motorcycles have become a common mode of transportation and many people enjoy riding them as a hobby. With this, however, comes a major risk of being seriously hurt or killed in a crash. Motorcycles offer little protection from the impact of a collision and any type of accident with a larger vehicle can result in a bad outcome for the motorcyclist. This risk is further compounded by the number of negligent motorists that are on North Carolina’s roadways each day. Many motorists do not even see motorcyclists until it is too late to avoid a tragic accident.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a North Carolina motorcycle accident, you are not alone. According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 3,516 motorcycle crashes in North Carolina in 2019. A total of 184 people were killed in these crashes while 2,728 were hurt. Many of the injuries that occur in motorcycle accidents are very serious and require long-term and expensive medical care.
Under North Carolina law, you could have valuable legal rights if you have been affected by a motorcycle crash. If your loved one was in the accident, you may have the right to file a wrongful death action to seek financial compensation on their behalf. If you were hurt, you can pursue the claim directly. At Burton Law Firm, our Raleigh motorcycle accident lawyers are here for you regardless of the situation. For more than eight years, we have proudly served our local community and have helped innocent crash victims receive the justice they deserve.
We are here to help at any time. Our firm provides a free consultation for all potential and prospective clients and we work on a contingency fee basis so there is no attorney fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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