Winston-Salem, NC (May 3, 2022) – A 63-year-old resident of Winston-Salem lost his life following a motorcycle crash on Saturday, April 30th. The crash occurred just after 5:00 p.m. on the northbound ramp to US Highway 52 near the intersection with Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to reports of the collision. According to police, Carl Alrena Holland was driving a 2002 Yamaha Vmax motorcycle eastbound on MLK. At the same time, a 2002 Chevy Tahoe was traveling westbound on MLK when the driver tried to make a left turn into the northbound lanes of US 52. As the driver turned, they went directly into the path of the motorcycle, causing a crash at the intersection.
Holland was thrown from his bike and sustained critical injuries as a result of the crash. When paramedics arrived, they pronounced him dead at the crash scene. The driver of the Tahoe was not injured in the collision and has not been identified at this time. There were no other vehicles involved.
The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit is currently investigating the collision. There is no information on whether any charges will be filed.
No further information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Carl Holland following this fatal motorcycle crash in Winston-Salem.
North Carolina Motorcycle Accidents
According to statistics, there are more than 4,000 motorcycle collisions every year in North Carolina. These crashes result in a substantial number of injuries as more than 3,000 people are hurt when these accidents take place. The odds of being hurt in a North Carolina motorcycle crash are greater than 80%. Sadly, about 200 motorcyclists also lose their lives every year when an accident occurs.
Each North Carolina motorcycle accident must be carefully investigated by police. In many crashes, the motorcyclist is an innocent victim who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Drivers often fail to see motorcyclists or fail to yield to them. They will then drive into their path and cause a catastrophic collision. In the instance where a motorcyclist is hurt or killed due to the negligence of another driver, then the laws of our state may allow the victim to pursue a personal injury claim.
Here at Burton Law Firm, our team proudly represents crash victims and their families following catastrophic accidents. We have recovered more than 30 million dollars in total compensation for our clients and we are dedicated to achieving justice in every case. We strongly believe that no innocent crash victim should bear the responsibility for someone else’s carelessness.
Our team is here and stands ready to speak with you at any time. We provide free consultations for all potential clients. During the initial meeting, we will go over the details of your case and help formulate a plan to ensure that you are protected in the future. To schedule a consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney in Winston-Salem, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at 833-623-0042.
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