Winston-Salem, NC (August 7, 2020) – A man was killed in a moped crash that took place early Friday morning in Winston-Salem. The crash happened just after midnight in the southbound lanes of U.S. 421 near Exit 230.
The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the scene just after the crash took place. According to investigators, the moped was traveling southbound on U.S. 431 when it was hit from behind by a 2011 Honda. After being struck by the Honda, the moped was then hit by a 2016 Ford truck. The driver of the moped sustained critical injuries in the crash. He was later pronounced dead at the crash scene. The moped driver’s identity has not been released at this time.
The Honda driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. There were no other injuries reported in the crash. The accident caused U.S. 421 to be closed for approximately four hours while police and investigators worked at the crash scene.
We offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal moped crash in Winston-Salem.
Fatal Accidents in North Carolina
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there were more than 280,000 crashes that took place on our roadways. Approximately 1,400 people were killed in these crashes. Smaller vehicles such as mopeds and motorcycles accounted for a substantial number of these fatalities. A moped can be a very dangerous mode of transportation as it does not offer the same level of protection as a car or other more traditional vehicle. Moped riders are frequently ejected from the moped following a crash which can add to the possibility of serious injuries and even death.
There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one in a North Carolina traffic accident. This is especially true when your loved one has been killed in a crash that was not their fault. Each year, there are hundreds of innocent motorists who are killed in accidents with negligent drivers. In this scenario, the victim’s next-of-kin may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death case in North Carolina is very complicated and requires legal counsel with an in-depth understanding of the law and procedure that applies to these claims.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina wrongful death lawyer Jason M. Burton stands ready to help when you have lost your loved one in a tragic accident. We understand the difficulties you are facing, both financially and emotionally and we will help ensure that you are protected and can move forward along the path to recovery.
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