High Point, NC (September 21, 2020) – A 43-year-old man from Browns Summit was killed in a motorcycle crash that took place in High Point on Sunday, September 20th. The crash happened around 2:12 a.m in the westbound lanes of West Green Drive near the intersection with South Elm Street.
According to a report from the High Point Police Department, Howell was traveling in West Green when he came to the intersection with South Elm. As he crossed over the intersection, his motorcycle was struck by a sedan traveling southbound through the intersection. Howell was ejected from his bike following the accident and was thrown into the roadway. He suffered critical injuries to his head and neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the sedan did not stop following the crash and was not at the scene when police arrived. Officers are actively looking for the suspect at this time. The High Point Police Department crash investigation unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the HPPD at (336) 883-3224 or Crime Stoppers of High Point at (336) 889-4000.
There is no additional information available at this time.
We would like to extend our most sincere thoughts and condolences to the family of Brian Christopher Howell following this tragic motorcycle crash in High Point.
Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
There were 3,566 motorcycle accidents in North Carolina in 2018. Nearly 80% of these crashes, or 2,806, resulted in injuries, and 176 people tragically lost their lives. A North Carolina motorcycle accident can have life-altering consequences for both the victim as well as their family. Certainly, there is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one in a crash. This is especially true when your family member has been taken by the actions of a negligent driver.
If you have lost your loved one in a crash on North Carolina’s roadways, you should speak with a skilled and trusted attorney as soon as possible. It is important to fully protect your legal rights and this includes the right to file a claim and hold the other driver accountable. In North Carolina, a wrongful death claim may be brought against the person responsible for your family member’s death. These claims are complicated, however, and should only be handled by a skilled attorney.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton is here to help during your time of greatest need. From our office in Raleigh, we handle injury claims throughout the state and in the Triad region. Since 2012, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients and we would welcome the opportunity to assist you as well.
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