Raleigh, NC (November 11, 2020) – Police in Raleigh are investigating after a motorcyclist was killed in an overnight crash on Wednesday. The crash happened around 1:00 a.m. along Interstate 440 near the exit for Lake Boone Trail.
According to officials, the accident involved a black SUV and a motorcycle. There is no word at this time on exactly how the accident took place. Rescue crews transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital following the crash. He was later pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the SUV was not injured in the collision. There is no information at this time on the cause of the accident or whether any charges are expected. The roadway remained closed until around 6:00 a.m. before reopening for traffic.
The motorcyclist’s identity has not been released. No further information is available at this time.
Our most sincere condolences go out to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic Raleigh motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle Accidents in Raleigh
Motorcycle accidents are, unfortunately, quite common in and around the Raleigh area. As the second-largest city in the state, our community sees a lot of motor vehicle traffic, including motorcycles. Motorcycles have become a common mode of transportation and many people enjoy riding them as a hobby. With this, however, comes a major risk of being seriously hurt or killed in a crash. Motorcycles offer little protection from the impact of a collision and any type of accident with a larger vehicle can result in a bad outcome for the motorcyclist. This risk is further compounded by the number of negligent motorists that are on North Carolina’s roadways each day. Many motorists do not even see motorcyclists until it is too late to avoid a tragic accident.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a North Carolina motorcycle accident, you are not alone. According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 3,516 motorcycle crashes in North Carolina in 2019. A total of 184 people were killed in these crashes while 2,728 were hurt. Many of the injuries that occur in motorcycle accidents are very serious and require long-term and expensive medical care.
Under North Carolina law, you could have valuable legal rights if you have been affected by a motorcycle crash. If your loved one was in the accident, you may have the right to file a wrongful death action to seek financial compensation on their behalf. If you were hurt, you can pursue the claim directly. At Burton Law Firm, our Raleigh motorcycle accident lawyers are here for you regardless of the situation. For more than eight years, we have proudly served our local community and have helped innocent crash victims receive the justice they deserve.
We are here to help at any time. Our firm provides a free consultation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.