Durham, NC (October 11, 2022) – A moped rider sustained serious injuries in a hit-and-run crash in Durham on Monday, October 10th. The accident took place around 8:00 p.m. on Guess Road near the intersection with North Pointe Driver.
According to investigators with the Durham Police Department, the man was riding a 2014 Yamaha scooter northbound on Guess Road. At the same time, the driver of a vehicle was traveling southbound on the same road. The vehicle made a left turn in front of the moped, causing a collision between the two vehicles. The man was thrown from his moped and suffered critical injuries. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The driver of the car fled the scene following the incident. Police are still searching for the perpetrator at this time. There is no description of the vehicle or the driver available.
The accident is under investigation. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the victim of this Durham motorcycle accident. We hope for a full recovery.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
The roadways in our state can be a very dangerous and risky place for motorists. Each year, thousands of crashes occur throughout North Carolina. These accidents sometimes result in serious injuries for the victims. Many accidents occur in cars or other passenger vehicles. Mopeds and motorcycles, however, bring additional dangers when riders are involved in a crash. These vehicles provide almost no protection from the force of the accident, leaving riders very vulnerable to a crash from a larger vehicle.
Following an accident, police must conduct a careful investigation in order to determine how the collision occurred. The result of the investigation can help determine whether there will be any charges filed and which driver should be held responsible. In cases involving injuries, this investigation is important in order to help establish whether someone was negligent in causing the crash.
Following an injury accident in North Carolina, it is important to know your legal rights. Our state is a contributory negligence state, which means that injured victims must be free from fault in order to recover compensation. This issue is very important when dealing with insurance adjusters and it is vital to have a skilled attorney who can present your case effectively to the insurance company. Your recovery could depend on whether you are able to prove that the other driver is at fault for the collision.
Here at Burton Law Firm, our experienced team can handle any type of accident claim. We know the issues that arise and we are always prepared to meet them and argue for your benefit. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. During this time, we will explain the law and how it applies to your case. We will also develop a strategy to ensure that your chances of success are maximized. To schedule your appointment with a personal injury lawyer in Durham, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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