Lumberton, NC (January 22, 2021) – A man from Eastwood Terrace died in a moped crash that took place in Lumberton on Monday, January 18th. The crash happened just before 6:00 p.m. on East 5th Street at the intersection with 2nd Street.
The Lumberton Police Department responded to the accident scene. According to officers, 43-year-old William Haggins was traveling eastbound on 5th Street when he entered the intersection and collided with a 1991 GMC. Haggins suffered critical injuries and was treated at Southeastern Regional Medical Center before being transported to another local hospital. Haggins died on Thursday, January 21st. The driver of the GMC, who has not been identified, was not injured in the crash. There is no word on any charges related to the accident.
No further information has been released at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and most sincere condolences to the family of William Haggins following this deadly moped crash in Lumberton.
Fatal Moped 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 motorcycle accidents that took place in our state 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, Raleigh 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 the greater Triangle 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. Regardless of your situation, we would be honored to assist you as well.
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