New Bern, NC (August 24, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed in an accident that took place on North Carolina Highway 55 in New Bern on Sunday. The crash took place near the Arthur Cunningham Drawbridge around 7:30 p.m.
The Craven County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Township 7 Fire Department, and Tri-Community Fire Department responded to the scene. According to officials, a car and a motorcycle collided with one another. Details regarding the accident were not immediately available.
The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His identity has not been released at this time. Motorists were advised to use caution when traveling by the crash scene and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
The car driver remained at the scene until police arrived and cooperated with the investigation. There were no additional injuries reported in the accident. Police are still looking into the crash at this time and have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed.
No additional information has been released.
We offer our condolences to the victim’s family following this tragic motorcycle accident in New Bern.
Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina motorcycle accidents have the potential to be very catastrophic and life-altering events. Serious injuries and death take place in motorcycle crashes at a rate that is much higher than other types of vehicle accidents. Motorcycles are simply not built to withstand the speed and force of a crash involving a larger vehicle. In addition, many riders are thrown from their bike when a collision occurs, thus resulting in a greater chance of serious injuries such as head, neck, and spinal cord trauma.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a motorcycle accident in North Carolina, you should have a full understanding of your legal rights. Motorcycle crashes often occur due to the negligence of another driver. Drivers commonly fail to see motorcycles on the roadway or cause collisions when they fail to yield. Due to the fact that so many motorcyclists are innocent victims, there are often serious legal implications involved with a motorcycle accident.
Under our state’s law, you could be entitled to recover various types of compensation. As a result of the seriousness of motorcycle accidents, it is imperative to receive the maximum amount you can recover under the facts of your case. Medical costs associated with these accidents can be extremely overwhelming. If you have lost a loved one, you undoubtedly have additional expenses to consider that you thought you would never have to worry about.
At Burton Law Firm, we are here to help. North Carolina motorcycle accident attorney Jason M. Burton has proudly served North Carolinians throughout our state for more than eight years. During this time, Mr. Burton has helped to recover more than 40 million dollars in compensation for our clients.
We are standing by to help you at any time. For your free consultation and case evaluation, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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