Raleigh, NC (October 17, 2020) – Police in Raleigh are investigating after a crash between a car and a moped took place on Friday, October 16th. The crash was reported just before 11:00 p.m. at the intersection of Skycrest Drive and Tarwick Road.
Officers and rescue crews responded to the scene. According to initial reports, a moped and a vehicle collided at the intersection. The car was turning from Tarwick onto Skycrest when the collision took place. The moped driver suffered serious, life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash. The moped driver has not been identified at this time.
There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed and police are still looking into the crash. No further details are available at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim following this moped crash in Raleigh. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
North Carolina Moped Accidents
Motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds are utilized by drivers in our state on a daily basis. These smaller vehicles can result in serious and catastrophic outcomes for motorists when they are involved in crashes. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, a total of 973 moped, motor scooter, and motorbike crashes took place in 2018. About 3% of these crashes were fatal for the victim and a shocking 87.5% of the accidents resulted in injury. By comparison, about 35% of all crashes involving passenger vehicles resulted in injuries during the same year. The risk of being injured or killed in a moped or motor scooter crash is obviously far greater than for a more traditional type of vehicle.
Many crashes involving mopeds and motor scooters occur due to the negligence of other drivers. Many drivers simply do not see these motorists due to distraction or other forms of negligent driving. Crashes involving mopeds often occur late at night or in the early morning hours when visibility is already reduced. Drivers who are not focused on their surroundings can quickly cause a serious accident that comes with catastrophic and life-altering consequences.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a North Carolina moped crash, you need an attorney on your side who will fight for you. You could be entitled to compensation from the other driver and it is important to ensure that your rights are fully protected. At Burton Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys in Raleigh stand up for innocent crash victims and help ensure that they are not held financially responsible for the careless and reckless actions of others.
Our firm is standing by to take your call at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential clients. We also handle most accident cases on a contingency fee basis so you do not have to worry about any financial obligations as you move through your case. To schedule your free appointment, please give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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