Davidson County, NC (May 27, 2020) – Police are looking for the driver of a motorcycle after a hit-and-run accident in Davidson County. The accident happened on Wednesday, May 27th around 10:15 a.m.
Troopers with the State Highway Patrol responded to Hannerville Road at the intersection with Kindley Road. According to reports, 30-year-old Joshua Ricard Harris of Thomasville crashed his motorcycle and then fled the scene. Harris left his passenger at the scene following the crash. EMS arrived and transported the passenger to the hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.
Police are still searching for Harris on charges of felony hit-and-run, failure to stop at a stop sign, and reckless driving.
Our thoughts are with the passenger following this accident in Davidson County.
Motorcycle Accidents in Davidson County
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 11 percent of all reported traffic accidents are hit-and-run crashes. In North Carolina, it is a felony to leave the scene of a hit-and-run accident if there are injuries involved. The criminal penalties for a hit-and-run can involve jail time, loss of a driver’s license, and fines.
In addition, a driver who causes a hit-and-run accident will often face civil liability. If the driver was negligent in causing the crash, an injured victim will have rights under North Carolina’s personal injury laws. These laws allow for the recovery of certain types of damages including pain and suffering, lost wages, and payment of medical bills and expenses.
Hit-and-run crashes can present complicated questions of legal liability. A skilled North Carolina personal injury attorney can help walk you through this confusing process to help you receive the recovery you deserve. At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina personal injury lawyer Jason M. Burton will work with you to locate all available insurance coverage in order to ensure that you are compensated to the fullest extent of the law.
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