Winston-Salem, NC (January 1, 2021) – The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the scene of a crash involving a moped and another vehicle on Thursday, December 31st. The accident was reported around 6:45 p.m. at the intersection of Vargrave Street and U.S. Highway 52.
According to officials, the moped and another vehicle collided with one another near the intersection. There is no word at this time on the events that led up to the crash and the cause is unclear. The moped driver was taken to the hospital by medical crews. The extent of the driver’s injuries is not known at this time. There were no other reported injuries sustained in the crash. Traffic in the area was affected and motorists were urged to find alternate routes of travel.
It is not clear if any charges are expected to be filed. There is no further information available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to the moped driver following this crash in Winston-Salem.
Injury Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics released by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were 916 accidents involving mopeds in our state in 2019. Nearly 85% of all moped accidents in North Carolina resulted in injuries and 3.5% of moped crashes resulted in death. Many moped drivers will sustain serious injuries when they are involved in crashes on our roadways. Smaller vehicles such as mopeds do not offer the same level of protection as larger passenger vehicles and their riders are therefore more vulnerable to being seriously injured in crashes.
If you have been hurt in a crash involving a moped or three-wheeled vehicle in North Carolina, you could be entitled to compensation. Many of these accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers. Other motorists often fail to yield the right of way or fail to see smaller vehicles on the roadway which can result in major accidents. Under North Carolina law, injured victims can recover compensation for their pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more.
Here at Burton Law Firm, we can help if you have been injured in a crash that was not your fault. From our office in Raleigh, we assist clients throughout the state, including the entire Triad region. North Carolina moped accident lawyer Jason M. Burton is here for you during your time of need. Since 2012, we have successfully recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients and we would be honored to help you as well.
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