Durham, NC (July 25, 2020) – A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after a hit-and-run accident in Durham on Friday, July 24th. The incident took place on University Drive near South Duke Street.
The Durham Police Department was called to the scene shortly after the crash occurred. According to investigators, the victim was traveling in a westbound direction on a dirt bike on University Drive and struck the front of a car that was traveling eastbound. The car was trying to make a left turn onto Duke Street when the crash occurred.
The vehicle fled the scene immediately after the impact. The motorcyclist suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. There is no word on his condition at this time or whether anyone else was injured in the crash. Police have not identified the injured victim. No one else was hurt in the accident.
Police are still looking for the hit-and-run driver at this time. The vehicle is described as a mid-2000s Volvo XC70 or other four-door gold Volvo. The vehicle has heavy damage to its passenger side, including the mirror and mirror right.
Our thoughts go out to the injured motorcyclist following this hit-and-run crash in Durham.
North Carolina Motorcycle Accidents
A North Carolina motorcycle accident presents many problems for victims. First, the crash itself is dangerous and can be deadly under the worst-case scenario. Victims who survive the crash can be left with serious injuries that may take a long time to heal. The injuries frequently require extended medical such as hospitalizations and surgeries. These effects, in turn, can lead to a financial impact that results in you missing work and being unable to support yourself and your family.
A motorcycle accident can be made even worse when the crash is a hit-and-run accident. In North Carolina, it is illegal for motorists to leave the scene of a crash. If the crash caused injuries, this is a felony that is punishable by jail time, probation, and high fines. In addition, motorists who flee the scene of a crash can be held civilly liable for the injuries that they have caused. This is especially true because many hit-and-run accidents are caused due to some type of negligent driving behavior.
At Burton Law Firm, Durham personal injury lawyer Jason M. Burton can help when you have been hurt in a crash in Durham and throughout the Triangle area. We are not afraid to take on the insurance company and the negligent driver. Even if the other driver is never located, our team will work tirelessly to make sure that you are able to receive the compensation you deserve. We have experience taking cases all the way to trial and will fight for you both inside and outside of the courtroom.
We offer free consultations and case evaluations to all potential clients. Before you take any additional action following your accident, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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