Winston-Salem, NC (June 21, 2020) – A 19-year-old was killed in a Winston-Salem motorcycle crash on Friday. The crash happened on Gumtree Road near the intersection with Ivy Yokeley Road.
According to the State Highway Patrol, Daniel Hughes was riding a motorcycle southwest on Gumtree. At the same time, a Chevy Suburban was traveling southbound on Ivy Yokeley. The Suburban was pulling a landscape trailer. The driver of the suburban attempted to make a left turn onto Gumtree and collided with head-on with the motorcycle.
Hughes died at the crash scene while the driver of the Suburban was not hurt. Police are still investigating at this time. There is no word whether any charges are expected.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of Daniel Hughes.
Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there are more than 4,000 motorcycle crashes in our state each year. From this number, more than 300 people are killed and over 3,000 are injured in these accidents. A North Carolina motorcycle crash frequently results in death or serious injuries for the motorcycle rider as motorcycles do not provide protection in the event of a high-impact crash.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a motorcycle accident in our state, North Carolina motorcycle accident attorney Jason M. Burton is here to help. Since 2012, Mr. Burton has assisted injured victims and their families all throughout the state. We have the skill, experience, and compassion to see that your matter is handled successfully.
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