White Oak, NC (August 8, 2022) – Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a deadly crash involving a bicycle on Saturday, August 6th. The crash happened just after 10:00 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 87 south of Tar Heel Drive.
According to troopers, the cyclist was riding on NC 87 when they were hit by a passenger vehicle. The rider, who was not immediately identified, died at the crash scene. The car involved fled the area and headed northbound on the highway. The bicyclist was later identified as 45-year-old David Bartlee Gainy II, from White Oak. There is no description of the vehicle available at this time. Police are still searching for the driver.
An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Highway Patrol.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of David Gainy following this fatal bicycle crash in White Oak.
North Carolina Bicycle Accidents
On average, there are approximately 120 fatal bicycle accidents in North Carolina each year. A bicycle accident in North Carolina is likely to lead to a negative outcome. Bicyclists are at great risk of death or serious bodily injury when they are involved in a crash. A bicycle offers almost no protection from the force and impact of the crash. Riders should always wear protective gear, including helmets, but protective equipment does not prevent serious injuries when a vehicle is involved in a crash.
Many bicyclists are killed or injured in crashes that were not their fault. Although a bicycle rider has the same rights as a pedestrian or other individual on the roadway, motorists often fail to honor these rights. This includes drivers who drive carelessly and negligently and fail to follow traffic safety laws, thus causing a serious accident. Impaired drivers also contribute to the number of reported bicycle accidents each year. These drivers lack the ability to appreciate the dangerousness of their actions and the risk that they pose to others.
At Burton Law Firm, we stand ready to help when you have been injured due to the carelessness of another person. We understand what you are experiencing during this difficult time. White Oak bicycle accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here for you following a serious accident. From our office in Raleigh, we fight every day for innocent crash victims and their families across our state. We would be honored to assist you as well.
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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.