Lumberton, NC (February 17, 2021) – A 50-year-old Pembroke man died following a crash between a motorcycle and a truck in Lumberton on Wednesday. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. near Island Grove and Melinda roads.
According to Sgt. X.S. McPherson of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Benny Ray Bullard was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he tried to pass a car in front of him. As he was in the other lane, his motorcycle collided head-on with a Ford pickup truck driven by 68-year-old Edward Ben Smith, Jr. of Red Springs. Smith was traveling southbound at the time of the crash.
Bullard died as a result of the accident while Smith was airlifted to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach for treatment of serious injuries. There is no further information on his condition at this time.
Troopers are still investigating the accident at this time. There is no additional information available.
We wish to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this tragic crash in Lumberton.
Fatal Crashes in North Carolina
According to statistics published by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, there were more than 4,200 motorcycle accidents reported in our state last year. A total of 160 people were killed in these crashes and 3,666 were injured. The rates of both injuries and fatalities in North Carolina motorcycle accidents far exceed the injury and fatality rates for car accidents and accidents involving other types of vehicles. It is clear that the dangers of riding a motorcycle are great and the risks of being hurt or killed if you are involved in an accident are high.
Although there is a high risk to motorcyclists, many crashes are not the fault of the rider but are instead caused by negligent drivers in cars and other types of motor vehicles. A motorcycle accident in North Carolina can be a devastating event for the victim and their families. Many motorists do not pay attention and fail to see motorcyclists until it is too late to avoid a crash. The actions of these drivers are a very common cause of accidents in our state.
If you have been the victim of a negligent driver, North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer Jason M. Burton will fight for your legal rights to recover the compensation you deserve. At Burton Law, our dedicated team fights for justice for individuals every day. We represent people who have been hurt due to the mistakes, recklessness, or intentional actions of third parties. Since 2012 we have proudly recovered more than forty million dollars on behalf of crash victims in our state. Let us put our skills and experience to work for you.
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