Davie County, NC (October 9, 2020) – A teenage bicyclist was injured in a crash that took place in Davie County on Thursday. The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. on Sheffield Road near Turkey Foot Road.
According to reports from the scene, the bicyclist was riding westbound on Sheffield when the rider attempted to cross the road from a private driveway. While crossing, the bicyclist was struck by a passing vehicle. Rescue crews arrived at the scene and airlifted the injured bicyclist to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. There is no word on the condition of the teenage victim at this time. The driver of the vehicle was not injured. Police have not said whether the driver faces any charges in connection with the crash.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time. There is no additional information available.
We would like to extend our thoughts to the injured bicyclist following this crash in Davie County. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Bicycle Crashes 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.
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