Raleigh, NC (June 18, 2021) – One person was killed in a crash between a motorcycle and a car in Raleigh on Friday morning. The crash took place around 12:30 a.m. on Perry Creek Road near the intersection with McGuire Drive.
The Raleigh Police Department was called to the scene just after the accident happened. According to a report from the scene, a car was overturned on its roof following the crash. The deceased victim died at the scene. That person’s identity has not been released at this time and it is not clear if the motorcyclist or the driver of the car was killed in the crash. Police have not released any details on the cause of the accident at this time. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. Motorists were advised to avoid the area if possible.
There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this tragic motorcycle crash in Raleigh.
Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
There are many people in North Carolina who enjoy riding motorcycles. While riding a motorcycle can be a fun and enjoyable hobby, there are also tremendous risks associated with this activity. When a rider is involved in a crash, the rider is at an increased risk of being hurt in the crash. In 2019, there were 4,269 motorcycle accidents in North Carolina. From this number, 3,666 people were hurt and, sadly, 160 were killed. The odds of being injured or killed in a North Carolina motorcycle accident are far greater than a crash involving a passenger vehicle. This is because motorcycles provide little protection from the impact of the crash. To make matters worse, riders are often thrown from the bike following the crash, further increasing the chances of being hurt.
Some common injuries in motorcycle accidents include head trauma, broken bones, paralysis, disfigurement, and death. Many motorcycle crashes occur due to the fault of other drivers. These drivers are negligent in that they fail to see the motorcycle or they may fail to yield the right of way. Each motorcycle accident must be carefully investigated in order to determine the cause.
When you or a loved one have been hurt in a North Carolina motorcycle crash, you should seek to protect your legal rights as soon as possible. If the crash was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Here at Burton Law Firm, we stand up for the rights of innocent accident victims and their family members. Since 2012, we have recovered nearly 40 million dollars for our clients and we would be honored to assist you as well.
Our team is here and standing by to take your call at any time. We will fight for justice and will help you move forward following a sudden tragic event in your life. To schedule your free consultation with one of our North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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