Clayton, NC (September 5, 2020) – A 57-year-old man from Raleigh was killed after his moped was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Clayton on Thursday morning. The crash took place just before 1:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 70 near Cornwallis Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports that Steven Mark Ferguson was riding his moped along Highway 70 when he was struck by a 2019 or 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. Ferguson was ejected from the moped and died at the crash scene. The Volkswagen driver fled the scene following the crash.
Investigators were able to piece together debris from the crash scene and, along with the help of an anonymous, located the vehicle at an apartment complex in Clayton. This discovery later led to the arrest of 45-year-old Alan Ray Price. Price faces charges of felony hit-and-run. He was taken to the Johnston County Jail where he is being held under a $50,000 secured bond at this time.
Troopers are still investigating the accident and the surrounding events. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Steven Mark Ferguson following this tragic moped crash in Clayton.
North Carolina Moped Accidents
Motorcycles, mopeds, and other two-wheeled vehicles are frequently used as a means of transportation by many drivers across our state. While these types of vehicles are popular, they also come with significant risks. According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, more than 80% of all motorcycle accidents that took place in our state in 2018 led to some type of reported injury. To make matters worse, the injuries that are caused by motorcycle and moped crashes are often severe, requiring hospitalization and extensive medical treatments. In the worst-case scenario, the victim is killed as a result of the crash.
A moped accident in North Carolina must be carefully investigated by authorities. Due to the fact that these crashes happen so suddenly, investigators will look closely at the scene and will attempt to determine the events that led up to the crash. Many moped and motorcycle accidents occur due to negligent drivers. These drivers are typically speeding, distracted, impaired, or engaging in some other type of behavior that increases the risk of a crash. Unfortunately, innocent victims and their families too often have to pay the price for these negligent behaviors.
At Burton Law Firm, Raleigh wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help if you have been injured or if you have tragically lost a family member in a crash. We serve clients throughout the greater Triangle region and we would be honored to assist you as well. Our caring and compassionate approach ensures that our clients receive the compensation that they deserve. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars on behalf of injured crash victims throughout the state.
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