Kernersville, NC (May 26, 2022) – Police in Kernersville responded to the scene of a deadly crash involving a moped on Wednesday night, May 25th. The crash happened in the 1300 block of Highway 66 south.
According to a report from the Kernersville Police Department, Mark Smith was operating a moped on NC 66 south when he was hit by a vehicle. Smith sustained critical injuries. He was rushed to a local hospital where he received treatment but he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the car was not injured and remained at the scene to speak with officers. There is no word on the cause of the crash at this time. Drivers were advised to use caution in the area as the road was partially blocked for several hours while police conducted an investigation at the scene.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Mark Smith following this fatal moped crash in Kernersville.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
Motorcycles, mopeds, and other two-wheeled vehicles are frequently used as a means of transportation by many drivers across our state. While these types of vehicles are popular, they also come with significant risks. According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, more than 80% of all moped and motorcycle accidents in North Carolina in 2018 led to some type of reported injury. To make matters worse, the injuries that are caused by motorcycle and moped crashes are often severe, requiring hospitalization and extensive medical treatments. In the worst-case scenario, the victim is killed as a result of the crash.
A moped accident in North Carolina must be carefully investigated by authorities. Due to the fact that these crashes happen so suddenly, investigators will look closely at the scene and will attempt to determine the events that led up to the crash. Many moped and motorcycle accidents occur due to negligent drivers. These drivers are typically speeding, distracted, impaired, or engaging in some other type of behavior that increases the risk of a crash. Unfortunately, innocent victims and their families too often have to pay the price for these negligent behaviors.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help if you have been injured or if you have tragically lost a family member in a crash. We serve clients throughout Kernersville and the Triad region and we would be honored to assist you as well. Our caring and compassionate approach ensures that our clients receive the compensation that they deserve. Since 2012, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars on behalf of injured crash victims throughout the state.
We are standing by to assist you at any time. Our attorneys are compassionate and dedicated to your cause. We will fight to make sure that you achieve the maximum possible recovery. To discuss the details of your case with one of our experienced team members, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well-being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.