Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

Lumberton, NC (February 17, 2021) – A 50-year-old Pembroke man died following a crash between a motorcycle and a truck in Lumberton on Wednesday. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. near Island Grove and Melinda roads.

According to Sgt. X.S. McPherson of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Benny Ray Bullard was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he tried to pass a car in front of him. As he was in the other lane, his motorcycle collided head-on with a Ford pickup truck driven by 68-year-old Edward Ben Smith, Jr. of Red Springs. Smith was traveling southbound at the time of the crash.

Bullard died as a result of the accident while Smith was airlifted to Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach for treatment of serious injuries. There is no further information on his condition at this time.

Lumberton, NC (January 22, 2021) – A man from Eastwood Terrace died in a moped crash that took place in Lumberton on Monday, January 18th. The crash happened just before 6:00 p.m. on East 5th Street at the intersection with 2nd Street.

The Lumberton Police Department responded to the accident scene. According to officers, 43-year-old William Haggins was traveling eastbound on 5th Street when he entered the intersection and collided with a 1991 GMC. Haggins suffered critical injuries and was treated at Southeastern Regional Medical Center before being transported to another local hospital. Haggins died on Thursday, January 21st. The driver of the GMC, who has not been identified, was not injured in the crash. There is no word on any charges related to the accident.

No further information has been released at this time.

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.

Winston-Salem, NC (January 9, 2021) – A man from Winston-Salem was involved in a deadly moped crash on Friday night. The accident was reported around 11:00 p.m. in the 5000 block of University Parkway.

The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the accident scene just after the crash took place. According to a report from officers, 62-year-old Amulfo Avellaned Antunez was riding a moped southbound on University Parkway when he slowed his vehicle. A Honda car was traveling southbound directly behind Antunez. The Honda driver failed to slow down and collided with the back of Antunez’s moped. Antunez sustained critical injuries and died at the scene. The driver of the Honda was not injured and has not yet been identified.

The WSPD Traffic Enforcement Unit is currently investigating the crash and determining whether any charges will be filed against the driver. No further details are available.

Winston-Salem, NC (December 29, 2020) – A 48-year-old motorcyclist in Winston-Salem was hurt in a crash that took place on Monday, December 28th. The collision was reported at approximately 8:40 p.m. on Akron Drive, near the intersection with Indiana Avenue.

The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the crash scene shortly after the accident occurred. According to officers, 48-year-old Christopher Dolan Astrop was riding his motorcycle when he was involved in a crash with a passenger vehicle at the intersection. Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported Astrop to a local hospital with serious injuries. There is no further word on his condition. No other injuries were reported and the driver of the car has not been identified at this time. Details on the cause of the accident are unclear.

The WSPD is still investigating the crash. There is no additional information available.

Salisbury, NC (November 30, 2020) – Police in Salisbury responded to the scene of a motorcycle crash on Sunday, November 29th. The crash was reported around 4:00 p.m. along Jake Alexander Boulevard near Morland Park Road.

According to the Salisbury Police Department, 34-year-old Michael Anthony Salyer was riding a 2020 Kawaski motorcycle in the left lane of Jake Alexander. At the same time, 61-year-old Paul Michael Bostian was driving a 1999 Chevrolet van in the far right lane. Bostian tried to make a U-turn from the outside lane but collided with Salyer’s motorcycle, dragging him underneath the van.

Salyer suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem. His current condition is unknown at this time. Bostian was not hurt in the accident. Police have not released any further details regarding the accident and it is not clear if any charges are expected to be filed.

Raleigh, NC (November 11, 2020) – Police in Raleigh are investigating after a motorcyclist was killed in an overnight crash on Wednesday. The crash happened around 1:00 a.m. along Interstate 440 near the exit for Lake Boone Trail.

According to officials, the accident involved a black SUV and a motorcycle. There is no word at this time on exactly how the accident took place. Rescue crews transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital following the crash. He was later pronounced dead as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the SUV was not injured in the collision. There is no information at this time on the cause of the accident or whether any charges are expected. The roadway remained closed until around 6:00 a.m. before reopening for traffic.

The motorcyclist’s identity has not been released. No further information is available at this time.

Harnett County, NC (November 7, 2020) – A motorcyclist was hurt in a crash that took place in Harnett County on Thursday, November 5th. The crash happened on North Carolina Highway 55 near Oak Grove Church Road.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident. According to a report from troopers, the motorcyclist was traveling near the intersection of NC 55 and Oak Grove when a truck drove into its path. The driver of the motorcycle laid down his bike prior to being hit by the truck.

Emergency medical crews arrived on the scene to provide treatment. The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries while the truck driver was not injured in the crash. There is no information at this time on whether any charges are expected to be filed in connection with the accident. Troopers have not identified those involved.

Charlotte, NC (November 2, 2020) – A motorcycle officer in Charlotte was hurt in a crash that took place on Monday afternoon. The crash happened around 3:25 p.m on Woodlawn Avenue near South Tryon Street.

According to a report, the officer was part of a motorcade that was escorting Melania Trump when the crash took place. The officer’s motorcycle crashed into another vehicle. At this time, there is no word on the cause of the accident. The injured officer was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. There is no information on whether the driver of the other vehicle was injured. The crash did not affect traffic in the area.

The officer was reported to be a member of the Huntersville Police Department. An investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time. There is no additional information available.

Boiling Spring Lakes, NC (October 28, 2020) – A 25-year-old woman was killed in a motorcycle crash that took place in Boiling Spring Lakes on Monday, October 26th. The accident was first reported just before midnight in the 800 block of Fifty Lakes Drive.

According to Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Greg Jordan, 25-year-old Kendra Connelly was a passenger on a motorcycle that was being operated by Nicholas Vernon. Vernon lost control of the bike and ran off of the roadway. The motorcycle crashed into a sign and then ran over a brick wall and into a culvert.

Following the crash, Vernon was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries. Connelly suffered critical injuries and was later pronounced dead as a result of the injuries she sustained. There is no word on what caused the motorcycle to leave the roadway.

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