Greensboro, NC (October 17, 2020) – A 34-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash that took place in Greensboro early Saturday morning. The incident happened on Burlington Road near the intersection with Aunt Mary Avenue.
The Greensboro Police Department responded to the crash scene. According to officers, Kenneth Swann was riding a 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Burlington Road when he collided with a 2013 Volvo SUV. Swann suffered critical injuries and rescue crews pronounced him dead at the crash scene. There is no information on whether anyone in the SUV was injured. Police have released few details on the exact cause of the accident.
The road was closed following the crash and motorists were advised to find alternate routes of travel. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed at this time. An investigation into the crash is underway.
We wish to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Kenneth Swann following this tragic motorcycle accident in Greensboro.
Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in North Carolina
Motorcycle crashes are very dangerous and deadly events. According to statistics from NHTSA, motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely to die in a traffic crash compared to motorists in passenger vehicles. This is because motorcycles offer very little protection from the force and impact of a crash. Even though riders should always wear safety gear and comply with all traffic laws and regulations, many motorcycle crashes simply pose a great risk of death or serious injury. Motorcyclists are often thrown from their bikes following collisions, which also increases the risk of a poor outcome.
In North Carolina, 168 people were killed in motorcycle accidents that took place in 2018. This number represented more than a 20% increase from the year before when the state saw 139 fatalities attributable to motorcycle crashes. A North Carolina motorcycle accident can be a devastating and life-changing event, affecting victims and their families. Loved ones may be forced to move forward following a sudden and tragic loss. Motorcyclists who survive a crash can also face a long road to recovery, with extensive rehabilitation and soaring medical costs. If you have been affected by a motorcycle accident in North Carolina, you should speak to a trusted attorney as soon as possible.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here for you during your time of need. We assist injured victims and their families throughout the state. If the crash was not your fault, you could have valuable legal rights. We will protect your rights and help you fight for the compensation that you need and deserve. Since 2012, we have helped recover more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for injured victims and their families.
We are here and standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm offers free consultations and case evaluations for all potential clients and we handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no financial obligation to you until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment, please give us a call any time at (833) 623-0042.
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