Zebulon, NC (June 5, 2021) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a vehicle on Friday night in Zebulon. The accident took place just before 10:00 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 39 near the intersection with Richardson Road.
According to authorities, the motorcyclist was traveling on Richardson Road when he tried to make a right turn onto N.C. 39. As he made the turn, he collided with a Saturn SUV that was traveling on the highway. The motorcyclist, who was not immediately identified, died at the crash scene. The driver of the Saturn was not hurt in the accident. There were no other vehicles involved.
Following an investigation, the driver of the Saturn was driving with DWI. He was taken into custody and was placed under a $250,000.00 bond.
No further details have been released at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family affected by this motorcycle crash in Zebulon.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
Motorcycles are a common and popular mode of transportations for many motorists across our state. Although many people enjoy riding motorcycles, they do not come without risk. The chances of being hurt or killed in a North Carolina motorcycle crash are far greater than the chance of suffering an injury in a traditional passenger vehicle. While motorcycle riders should always use protective equipment, including helmets, this equipment does not always help when a serious crash occurs. The force and impact of a motorcycle accident alone can cause serious damage. In addition, riders may be thrown from their bikes, which can also result in major injuries.
To make matters worse for motorcyclists, many accidents are not their fault. In 2018, there were about 3,000 reported motorcycle accidents in North Carolina. In these crashes, nearly 90% of victims suffered some type of injury. When a motorcycle accident occurs, the police must carefully investigate the scene and determine who should be held responsible. Often, motorcycle crashes are caused by negligent drivers who are distracted or driving recklessly.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a motorcycle crash, you need an attorney on your side who will fight for you. Motorcycle accidents are serious events and they require an attorney who understands your need to secure maximum compensation and who will work hard to protect your rights. At Burton Law Firm, North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer Jason M. Burton has represented motorcycle crash victims for more than eight years. From our office in Raleigh, we help people in all parts of the state who have suffered losses due to the careless actions of others.
Our team is here to help you at any time. We fight hard to ensure that all of our clients are fully represented and that their legal rights are protected. Since 2012, our firm has recovered more than 40 million dollars on behalf of injured victims and their families. Our consultations are always free and we would be glad to let you know how we can assist you during this difficult time. For your free consultation, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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