Johnston County, NC (April 15, 2021) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash involving a pickup truck in Johnston County on Wednesday afternoon. The collision happened just before 6:00 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 301 near the intersection with Pittman Road.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a pickup truck was traveling on Pittman Road when it came to a stop sign. The driver failed to stop and entered the intersection where it collided with a motorcycle that was traveling on N.C. 301. The driver of the motorcycle died at the crash scene while a passenger was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. There is no word on the identity of the two victims at this time. The pickup truck driver was not injured.
The SHP is still investigating the accident at this time and charges are pending against the driver of the truck. There is no further information available.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the loved ones and families affected by this tragic motorcycle crash in Johnston County.
Motorcycle Accidents 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.
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