Greensboro, NC (June 1, 2021) – Officers with the Greensboro Police Department responded to the scene of a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist on Tuesday, June 1st. The crash took place on West Gate City Boulevard near the intersection with Dillard Street.
According to officials, Richardo Lofton, of Brown Summit, was driving a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on Gate City. At the same time, 47-year-old Nikki Baker, of Greensboro, was operating a vehicle on Gate City when she began traveling towards Dillard Street. Police say that Baker did not see Loften and crashed into his motorcycle. Lofton died as a result of his injuries. Baker was not hurt in the accident.
After an investigation, officers charged Baker with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle for her role in the crash. Neither speed nor impairment were factors according to police.
Greensboro police are investigating after a 45-year-old man died Tuesday following a motorcycle crash on West Gate City Boulevard, according to investigators. Anyone with further information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Richardo Lofton following this tragic motorcycle crash in Greensboro.
Fatal 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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