Gastonia, NC (June 20, 2021) – One person was seriously injured in a crash involving a car and a motorcycle in Gastonia on Saturday, June 19th. The collision happened just after 4:00 p.m. on Interstate 85 near Exit 17.
The Gastonia Police Department reports that 53-year-old Terry Buchanan was riding his motorcycle in a northbound direction on I-85 when he collided with a car. Rescue workers responded to the scene and rushed Buchanan to Caromont Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other car, who was not identified, was not injured in the crash. There is no information on the events leading up to the accident.
An investigation is ongoing at this time and it is not clear if any charges are expected to be filed. Anyone with information on the collision is asked to contact the Gastonia Police Department. No further information is available.
We wish to offer our thoughts and well-wishes to Terry Buchanan following this motorcycle crash in Gastonia. We hope for his complete and speedy recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
A motorcycle accident in North Carolina can lead to devastating and destructive injuries in a matter of seconds. Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable motorists on our roadways. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, more than 80% of all North Carolina motorcycle accidents result in injuries to the victim. Many of these injuries will be serious and life-changing in nature. Common injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash include head trauma, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and soft tissue injuries.
A motorcycle accident must be carefully investigated in order to determine the cause. Due to the nature of these crashes, determining exactly how the accident took place can be challenging. In some instances, it may be necessary to have a professional crash reconstruction done in order to piece together the events as they occurred. The determination of fault is extremely important in order to prove that the other driver was negligent and should be held responsible for the accident.
When you or a loved one have been hurt in an accident, you are likely to have more questions than answers. It is important to seek a skilled North Carolina motorcycle accident attorney who can help you through this difficult time. At Burton Law Firm, we understand and appreciate what you are going through during this. Your focus should continue to be on your healing and recovery while your attorney concentrates on protecting your legal rights and securing the compensation that you deserve.
Our firm proudly represents injured accident victims throughout our state. Together, we bring a tough but compassionate approach to our client’s cases and we work hard to achieve a successful outcome that will help you as you move forward along your path to recovery. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in North Carolina can help during your time of need. We offer free consultations to all potential clients. To schedule a time to speak with one of our attorneys, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0402.
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