Winston-Salem, NC (January 19, 2021) – A Winston-Salem man was hurt after being hit while riding his motorcycle on Saturday, January 16th. The accident took place around 5:15 p.m. in the 5000 block of University Parkway.
Members of the Winston-Salem Police Department, along with rescue workers, responded to the scene of the accident. According to police, a 2014 Chevrolet passenger car was traveling on University when the driver tried to make a left turn into the Walmart parking lot. The driver of the Chevrolet failed to yield to a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle that was traveling in the opposite direction, causing the two vehicles to collide with one another.
The motorcyclist was identified as a 50-year-old man from Winston-Salem. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this time. The Chevrolet driver was not hurt. Police later charged the driver with an unsafe movement violation.
There is no additional information available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and well-wishes to the victim of this motorcycle accident in Winston-Salem.
North Carolina Motorcycle Accidents
According to current statistics, there were 3,516 reported motorcycle crashes in North Carolina in 2019. Motorcycle accidents have a very high rate of injuries and death, especially compared with crashes involving passenger vehicles. Of the 3,516 reported accidents, 2,728 victims suffered injuries while 184 fatalities were also reported. The injuries caused by a motorcycle accident tend to be very serious and can be life-changing. It is common for victims of North Carolina motorcycle accidents to suffer broken bones, head trauma, soft tissue injuries, scars, and permanent disfigurement. Unfortunately, a large number of motorcycle crash victims will be hurt when they are involved in accidents with negligent drivers.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a motorcycle crash on our roadways, you have no doubt experienced a major change in your life. A motorcycle crash can result in serious injuries that limit your ability to earn a living and enjoy the activities that you enjoyed before the accident. While the crash and the aftermath can be devastating, it does not have to result in a hopeless future. You could have important and valuable legal rights if the accident was not your fault and could be entitled to recover compensation for your damages.
At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer Jason M. Burton will fight for you when you have been injured at the hands of a negligent driver. Since 2012, we have helped crash victims and their families receive the recoveries that they deserve following an accident. Let us help you secure your future.
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