High Point, NC (August 6, 2020) – A man was killed in a motorcycle crash that took place on Wednesday in High Point. The crash happened around 7:30 p.m. on South Main Street near the ramp to Highway 85 Business.
Officers with the High Point Police Department were called to the crash scene shortly after the accident took place. According to officers, an SUV was traveling southbound on South Main when the driver attempted to make a left turn into a Sunoco gas station. As the driver made the turn, the SUV collided with the oncoming motorcycle. The motorcyclist was ejected from the bike. Rescue workers rushed the unidentified victim to Moses Cone Hospital where they were later pronounced dead from their injuries. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene if possible and to find alternate routes for their travel.
Police have not released the name of either the motorcyclist or the driver at this time. An investigation into the crash is ongoing at this time. There is no word on whether any charges are expected.
No further information is available.
We wish to extend our most sincere sympathies to the victim’s family following this High Point motorcycle crash.
Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
Motorcycles are among the most dangerous vehicles for motorists who are involved in a crash. A motorcycle offers very little protection from the impact of a sudden and serious collision. Motorcyclists are often thrown from their bike after the crash, further increasing the risk of a serious injury or even death. Statistics tell us that being involved in a North Carolina motorcycle accident carries a high chance of being hurt or killed. In 2018, there was a total of 3,566 motorcycle accidents in our state along with 2,806 reported injuries and 176 deaths. Considering that motorcycles make up only about 3% of all registered motor vehicles in our state, these statistics are quite staggering.
If you or a loved one are facing the aftermath of a motorcycle accident in North Carolina, you may have important legal rights. If you were not at fault for the crash, you could be entitled to seek compensation from the other driver. This can include payment of medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and potentially more. You should act as soon as possible as your claim may have very important deadlines and you do not want to jeopardize your right to compensation.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here for you during this difficult time. Mr. Burton takes pride in helping injured North Carolinians and their families in making the best of a bad situation. We will ensure that your case is handled with the care and compassion that it deserves. You should not trust your future to just any attorney. We have the skills and experience needed to ensure that you are on the best possible path to recovery.
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