Onslow County, NC (August 10, 2020) – The Holly Ridge Police Department responded to a motorcycle crash in Onslow County on Sunday, August 9th. The crash took place in the northbound lanes of Highway 17 around 4:00 p.m.
According to reports from the scene, a motorcyclist was traveling in the northbound lanes of Highway 17 when he was hit head-on by a truck that was traveling southbound. Rescue crews rushed to the scene to provide medical aid to the victim but he later succumbed to his injuries. The deceased motorcyclist’s identity has not been released at this time. There were no additional injuries reported as a result of the crash. The truck driver has also not been identified.
Police and emergency workers remained on the scene for several hours while traffic became heavily congested. Motorists were urged to use caution and advised to find alternate routes of travel if possible.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing at this time. It is not clear if any charges are expected to be filed. No further details are available.
Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s family following this tragic fatal motorcycle crash in Onslow County.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were more than 3,500 motorcycle crashes in North Carolina in 2018. Of this number, there were 2,806 injuries, and 176 reported fatalities. A North Carolina motorcycle crash often brings severe injuries and even death in the worst-case scenario. Motorcycles offer little protection from the force and impact of a crash and motorcyclists are often thrown from their bikes following the accident, thus increasing the chances of being hurt.
Many motorcycle accidents in North Carolina are caused by negligent drivers. A negligent driver can cause a crash by being inattentive or unaware of their surroundings. In the case of a motorcycle accident, many drivers fail to see the motorcyclist until it is too late to avoid a collision. A complete and careful investigation must be undertaken following the crash to determine if the other driver could have avoided the accident through the use of reasonable care and caution.
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one in a North Carolina motorcycle accident, or if you have been injured yourself, you need a lawyer who will fight for the compensation that you need. At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer Jason M. Burton can help when you are facing a seemingly insurmountable situation. Mr. Burton has assisted the victims of serious crashes throughout our state for more than eight years. During that time, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients. We proudly assist North Carolinians throughout our state who are experiencing the pain and grief of a serious traffic accident.
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