Winston-Salem, NC (August 9, 2020) – The Winston-Salem Police Department has released the identity of a woman who was killed in a moped crash on Friday in Winston-Salem. The crash took place just after midnight on US 421 south near exit 230.
Authorities report that 23-year-old Markesha Chanell Harrison was riding a moped southbound in the left-hand lands of the roadways when she was hit struck from behind by a 2011 Ford Honda. After being hit by the Honda, the moped was also hit by a 2016 Ford truck. Harrison suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Honda, 29-year-old Megan Rushelle Taylor and a passenger were taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the truck 32-year-old Justin Anthony Padgett, was not hurt in the accident.
This is the 13th deadly accident so far in Winston-Salem this year. Police are still investigating the crash and have not determined if any charges are expected at this time. Anyone with information should call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.
We wish to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Markesha Chanell Harrison following this tragic moped crash in Winston-Salem.
Fatal Traffic Accidents in North Carolina
A deadly traffic accident is one of the most devastating events for any family. Dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one is overwhelming as you face the emotional pain of knowing that they were taken from you too soon. Last year in North Carolina, there were over 1,400 fatalities reported due to crashes on our streets and highways. Many of the victims of these crashes were killed when they came into contact with a negligent driver. Negligent driving is becoming an increasing problem in our state and can be caused by drivers who are inattentive, intoxicated, or driving recklessly in some other manner.
In the aftermath of a deadly North Carolina traffic accident, you may have certain valuable legal rights. Under our state’s law, you could be entitled to file a North Carolina wrongful death claim against the driver who caused the crash. These claims are filed by the deceased’s next-of-kin and seek to recovery various forms of compensation including lost wages and payment for any funeral and medical bills. A wrongful death lawsuit can help bridge some of the financial gaps that are caused when you suddenly lost your loved one.
Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed in crashes that were not their fault. It is best to have an attorney that you can trust and who you know will go to bat for you in every situation. At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton fights for justice for each and every client that he represents. Mr. Burton strongly belives that no innocent victim or family should be punished due to the careless actions of a third party.
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