Raleigh, NC – UPDATE: Patrick Matusie Identified in Fatal Motorcycle Crash, Driver Charged

Raleigh, NC (October 25, 2020) – The man who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Raleigh has now been identified by authorities. The crash originally took place on Friday, October 23 along South Saunders Street, near the exit ramp to Interstate 40.

According to police, the deceased victim was identified as Patrick Long Matusie of Garner. Police say that Matsuie was traveling straight through an intersection when he was hit by a vehicle driven by Robert Archie Scott, of Dillon, SC. Scott was traveling southbound on Saunders when he attempted to make a left turn towards the exit ramp. The intersection was marked with traffic signs indicating that left turns were not allowed. As Scott made his turn, he collided with Matusie’s motorcycle. Matusie was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries.

Police have charged Scott with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle for his role in the crash. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident. There is no additional information available at this time.

We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family of Patrick Long Matusie following this tragic motorcycle crash in Raleigh.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina

Motorcyclists in North Carolina are at great risk of being seriously hurt or killed when they are involved in accidents on our roadways. According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were a total of 3,566 motorcycle accidents in North Carolina in 2018. Of this number, 2,806 injuries were reported and 176 motorcyclists tragically lost their lives. Motorcycles offer little protection from the force and the impact of a traffic collision and motorcyclists often take the worst of the impact. Compared with traditional vehicles, motorcyclists are far more likely to suffer injuries in a crash.

The causes of motorcycle accidents in North Carolina vary, but there are several common reasons that these crashes occur. This includes negligence by other drivers, such as failing to see the motorcycle or failing to properly yield. Even a single instance of negligence can cause a crash that results in catastrophic injuries. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, it is important to consult a skilled North Carolina motorcycle accident attorney in order to get information regarding your rights as soon as possible.

At Burton Law Firm, we understand the difficulty that you are facing following a sudden tragedy. Certainly, there is nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one in a traffic accident. While we cannot change the fact that the crash occurred, we will be there with you every step of the way as you seek justice. The compensation that you receive can help protect your future and ensure that you are not left financially responsible for the actions of a reckless driver.

We are standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm provides a free consultation for all potential clients. We will also evaluate your case during this time and determine a plan to move forward. To schedule your appointment, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.

Note: Burton Law Firm utilizes a variety of outside sources in the creation of these accident news posts. These sources include news bulletins, police reports, first-hand accounts, news stories, as well as additional outside sources. For this reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our office or writing staff. If you find information that is not correct about an accident that we have written about, please contact our firm as soon as possible so that we can promptly correct the information. If you would prefer that we remove the story, contact us directly and we will make every effort to remove the story in a timely manner.

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.