Greensboro, NC (March 30, 2021) – A motorcyclist from Greensboro was killed in a crash that took place on Monday, March 29th. The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. on East Market Street.
According to the Greensboro Police Department, 46-year-old Franklin George Poole, Jr. was driving a 2001 Yamaha XVS1100 westbound on East Market Street. At the same time, 46-year-old Allen Reginald Dawkins, also of Greensboro, was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe eastbound on East Market. Police say that Dawkins tried to make a left turn onto North English Street. As he made the turn, he failed to yield to Poole’s motorcycle, causing a collision between the two vehicles.
Poole was rushed to a local hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. Dawkins was not hurt in the crash. Following the accident, Dawkins was arrested by police and charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicles and failing to yield the right-of-way.
No further details are available.
Our condolences are with the family of Franklin George Poole, Jr. following this fatal motorcycle crash in Greensboro.
Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
Motorcycles are a common and popular mode of transportations for many motorists across our state. Although many people enjoy riding motorcycles, they do not come without risk. The chances of being hurt or killed in a North Carolina motorcycle crash are far greater than the chance of suffering an injury in a traditional passenger vehicle. While motorcycle riders should always use protective equipment, including helmets, this equipment does not always help when a serious crash occurs. The force and impact of a motorcycle accident alone can cause serious damage. In addition, riders may be thrown from their bikes, which can also result in major injuries.
To make matters worse for motorcyclists, many accidents are not their fault. In 2018, there were about 3,000 reported motorcycle accidents in North Carolina. In these crashes, nearly 90% of victims suffered some type of injury. When a motorcycle accident occurs, the police must carefully investigate the scene and determine who should be held responsible. Often, motorcycle crashes are caused by negligent drivers who are distracted or driving recklessly.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a motorcycle crash, you need an attorney on your side who will fight for you. Motorcycle accidents are serious events and they require an attorney who understands your need to secure maximum compensation and who will work hard to protect your rights. At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer Jason M. Burton has represented motorcycle crash victims for more than eight years. From our office in Raleigh, we help people in all parts of the state who have suffered losses due to the careless actions of others.
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