Greensboro, NC (May 8, 2021) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place on Friday night in Greensboro. The accident happened around 8:50 p.m. on East Wendover Avenue near the intersection with Gatewood Avenue.
Officers with the Greensboro Police Department responded to the scene. According to reports, the collision involved a motorcycle and a Nissan Frontier. The driver of the Frontier was identified as 79-year-old Clarence Meachem, Gibsonville. According to reports, Meachem failed to yield the right-of-way at the intersection and caused the crash to occur. The motorcyclist, who was not identified, died at the accident scene.
The crash caused Wendover to be closed for several hours as investigators as police worked at the scene. Meachem was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with the accident.
No further information is available at this time.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of the motorcyclist who was killed in this tragic crash in Greensboro.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina motorcycle accidents are on the rise. With more than a 20% increase in fatal motorcycle accidents between 2017 and 2018, the numbers on motorcycle accidents are concerning. Motorcyclists who are involved in crashes are far more likely to receive serious injuries or lose their lives than motorists in passenger cars or more traditional vehicles. The main reason for this difference is the lack of protection offered by motorcycles. In the event of a crash, the motorcyclist is likely to absorb most of the force of the impact and can be thrown from their bike following the collision. Motorcyclists suffer head injuries, spinal cord trauma, broken bones, and other major injuries at a far higher rate in crashes compared to other motorists.
The cause of each motorcycle crash must be carefully investigated. Motorcycle accidents in North Carolina are caused by many reasons but many of them are not the fault of the motorcyclist. Drivers who fail to see motorcycles before it is too late are the main reason for many crashes. Other accidents are caused when drivers fail to yield or follow a motorcycle too closely which can result in a deadly collision.
Our North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers at Burton Law Firm are here to help when you or a loved one have been affected by a motorcycle crash in our state. We know how serious these accidents are and we understand the need to receive full and complete compensation for your injuries. Our firm is here for you at any time and we will always fight to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve after a serious accident. For more than eight years, we have served Raleigh and Triangle area communities proudly and we would be honored to represent you as well.
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