Kill Devil Hills, NC (March 4, 2022) – A 52-year-old man from Kill Devil Hills died in a bicycle crash on Thursday, March 3rd. The accident occurred around 7:55 p.m. on US Highway 158.
The Kill Devil Hills Police Department responded to the accident scene. According to a report, Robert Doak was riding his bicycle southbound on US 158 when he was struck by a Chevy Spark. Doak was rushed to a nearby hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Spark was identified only as a 79-year-old from Nags Head. Police have not said whether the Spark driver is facing any charges in connection with the accident. Motorists were asked to avoid the area while police investigated at the scene.
There is no further information available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to the family of Robert Doak in the aftermath of this bicycle crash in Kill Devil Hills.
Bicycle Accidents in North Carolina
On average, there are approximately 120 fatal bicycle accidents in North Carolina each year. A bicycle accident in Greensboro is likely to lead to a negative outcome. Bicyclists are at great risk of death or serious bodily injury when they are involved in a crash. A bicycle offers almost no protection from the force and impact of the crash. Riders should always wear protective gear, including helmets, but protective equipment does not prevent serious injuries when a vehicle is involved in a crash.
Many bicyclists are killed or injured in crashes that were not their fault. Although a bicycle rider has the same rights as a pedestrian or other individual on the roadway, motorists often fail to honor these rights. This includes drivers who drive carelessly and negligently and fail to follow traffic safety laws, thus causing a serious accident. Impaired drivers also contribute to the number of reported Kill Devil bicycle accidents each year. These drivers lack the ability to appreciate the dangerousness of their actions and the risk that they pose to others.
Kill Devil Hills Bicycle Accident Attorneys
At Burton Law Firm, we stand ready to help when you have been injured due to the carelessness of another person. We understand what you are experiencing during this difficult time. Kill Devil Hills bicycle accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here for you following a serious accident. We fight every day for innocent crash victims and their families across our state. We would be honored to assist you as well.
Help is just a phone call away. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. Our firm handles most personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis so you will not owe us anything until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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