The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene around 2:00 p.m. According to troopers, a motorcycle was traveling westbound on Clemmons Road. At the same time, a van was heading eastbound on Clemmons Road. The van attempted to make a left turn into the shopping center when it collided with the motorcycle traveling in the opposite direction. The force of the impact resulted in the motorcyclist being ejected from the bike. The unidentified motorcycle rider was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were no other injuries reported in the collision. The driver of the van was not immediately identified. No additional details have been released and an investigation is ongoing at this time. There is no word on whether the driver of the van faces any charges in connection with the crash.
We offer our condolences to the family of the deceased motorcyclist following this tragic crash in Clemmons.
North Carolina Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle riders are a common sight across North Carolina. Many people in our state enjoy riding motorcycles for fun and also as a means of transportation. A motorcycle ride can be a fun way to get fresh air and enjoy the weather and the scenery. However, riding a motorcycle comes with significant risks. Each year in our state, there are more than 3,500 motorcycle accidents. From these crashes, nearly 200 people lose their lives annually.
A North Carolina motorcycle accident can lead to devastating injuries as well as death in the worst-case scenario. Unfortunately, many crashes occur due to the fault of other motorists and are not caused by the motorcycle rider. Drivers in larger vehicles, including cars and trucks, often fail to share the road with motorcycles. These drivers may fail to yield the right of way or may not see the motorcycle until it is too late to avoid a devastating collision. The results are catastrophic and can leave family members and loved ones having to deal with the effects of a serious tragedy.
At Burton Law Firm, we certainly understand the physical and emotional trauma that results from motorcycle accidents in North Carolina. We have represented numerous victims of these crashes and we are familiar with how these crashes take place and how they are investigated after they occur. Using our skills and experience, we can help ensure that you receive compensation if you have been affected by a motorcycle accident in our state.
Our team stands ready to help at all times. For more than eight years, we have assisted injured crash victims in areas all across our state, including the Piedmont Triad region. We offer free consultations to all potential clients and would welcome the opportunity to meet with you about your case. To speak with a North Carolina motorcycle accident attorney, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.