Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

High Point, NC (September 21, 2020) – A 43-year-old man from Browns Summit was killed in a motorcycle crash that took place in High Point on Sunday, September 20th. The crash happened around 2:12 a.m in the westbound lanes of West Green Drive near the intersection with South Elm Street.

According to a report from the High Point Police Department, Howell was traveling in West Green when he came to the intersection with South Elm. As he crossed over the intersection, his motorcycle was struck by a sedan traveling southbound through the intersection. Howell was ejected from his bike following the accident and was thrown into the roadway. He suffered critical injuries to his head and neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the sedan did not stop following the crash and was not at the scene when police arrived. Officers are actively looking for the suspect at this time. The High Point Police Department crash investigation unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the HPPD at (336) 883-3224 or Crime Stoppers of High Point at (336) 889-4000.

Durham, NC (September 20, 2020) –  A 32-year-old man is dead and his wife suffered injuries in a rear-end motorcycle collision that happened in Durham on Friday. The crash occurred around 11:00 p.m. on Fayetteville Road near the intersection with Stratford Lakes Drive.

The Durham Police Department responded to the scene of the crash along with rescue crews. Investigators were able to determine that 26-year-old Timothy Long of Durham was driving a vehicle on Fayetteville Road when a motorcycle in front of him was stopped at the intersection of Fayetteville and Stratford Lakes. Long failed to slow his vehicle and collided with the back of the motorcycle.

The 32-year-old male driver was taken to Duke University Hospital where he died from his injuries. The passenger, his wife, was also taken to Duke with critical injuries which are considered life-threatening. Following an investigation, Long was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash and additional charges are possible pending the outcome of the investigation.

Weldon, NC (September 16, 2020) – A man from Roanoke Rapids was killed in a motorcycle accident on Monday, September 14th. The crash took place just before 3:30 p.m. along Washington Avenue near West Eleventh Street.

According to Trooper W.H. Wheeler of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Tierria Jackson was operating a vehicle on Washington Avenue when she attempted to make a left turn onto West Eleventh Street. Jackson failed to yield the right of way and collided with an oncoming motorcycle that was operated by 47-year-old Kelvin Watson. Following the crash, Watson’s motorcycle left the roadway to the right and veered into a ditch. Watson was ejected and collided with a utility pole.

Rescue crews responded to the crash scene. Watson was transported to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Following an investigation into the crash, police determined that Jackson was impaired at the time of the accident. She was later charged with felony death by motor vehicle, driving while impaired, failure to yield the right of way, and no operator’s license. She was arrested and given a court date of November 4th.

Laurinburg, NC (September 15, 2020) – A motorcyclist was taken to a hospital following a serious crash that took place in Laurinburg on Tuesday, September 15th. The crash happened around 11:20 a.m. on Leisure Road.

Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were called to the accident scene shortly after the crash occurred. According to reports, a motorcycle and a car were involved in the collision. A medical helicopter arrived at the scene after the accident. Rescue crews provided treatment to the injured victim before he was airlifted to a nearby hospital for further treatment. There is no update on his condition at this time. No details have been released regarding the cause of the accident.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing. Troopers have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed. No further information is available.

Davidson County, NC (September 15, 2020) – One person was taken to the hospital following a crash between a car and a scooter in Davidson County. The collision took place just after 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15th in the northbound lanes of I-85 near Davidson County Community College.

According to reports from the scene, rescue crews treated the injured scooter driver at the crash scene. The driver was then transported to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. No one in the car was hurt as a result of the accident. There is no information on what caused the accident to occur at this time. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Davidson County EMS both responded to the accident scene.

Troopers are still investigating the accident at this time. There is no additional information available regarding the crash.

Blowing Rock, NC (September 9, 2020) – An 11-year-old boy was killed and his father was hurt in a motorcycle crash that took place on the Blue Ridge Parkway on Wednesday. The crash happened near Blowing Rock and the Julian Price Memorial Park.

According to authorities, the boy was riding a motorcycle with his dad when a vehicle in front of them suddenly hit the brakes. The father reacted in an attempt to avoid a crash, causing his motorcycle to veer into the oncoming traffic lane. While the motorcycle was in the other lane, it collided head-on with a pickup truck that was traveling in the opposite direction.

The boy was thrown from the bike. He was airlifted to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries according to the National Park Service. The father, who was identified as Jason Kruk, was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the pickup suffered minor injuries.

Clayton, NC (September 5, 2020) – A 57-year-old man from Raleigh was killed after his moped was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Clayton on Thursday morning. The crash took place just before 1:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 70 near Cornwallis Road.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports that Steven Mark Ferguson was riding his moped along Highway 70 when he was struck by a 2019 or 2020 Volkswagen Jetta. Ferguson was ejected from the moped and died at the crash scene. The Volkswagen driver fled the scene following the crash.

Investigators were able to piece together debris from the crash scene and, along with the help of an anonymous, located the vehicle at an apartment complex in Clayton. This discovery later led to the arrest of 45-year-old Alan Ray Price. Price faces charges of felony hit-and-run. He was taken to the Johnston County Jail where he is being held under a $50,000 secured bond at this time.

New Bern, NC (August 24, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed in an accident that took place on North Carolina Highway 55 in New Bern on Sunday. The crash took place near the Arthur Cunningham Drawbridge around 7:30 p.m.
The Craven County Sheriff’s Department, along with the Township 7 Fire Department, and Tri-Community Fire Department responded to the scene. According to officials, a car and a motorcycle collided with one another. Details regarding the accident were not immediately available.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His identity has not been released at this time. Motorists were advised to use caution when traveling by the crash scene and to find alternate routes of travel if possible.

Monroe, NC (August 18, 2020) – A deputy with the Union County Sheriff’s Office died in an off-duty crash on Saturday, August 15th. The crash was first reported around 6:00 p.m. in the 4600 block of Griffith Road.
Police and rescue workers responded to the crash shortly after the incident took place. According to initial reports from the scene, Deputy Christopher Scott Horne, 50, was traveling on Griffith Road when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle. Details of the events leading up to the accident are not clear at this time. Horne suffered critical injuries in the crash. Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. No one else was hurt in the crash and the driver of the vehicle has not been identified at this time. Police have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed. Motorists in the area were advised to use caution and avoid the crash scene if possible.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation into the accident. There is no further information available at this time.

Onslow County, NC (August 10, 2020) – The Holly Ridge Police Department responded to a motorcycle crash in Onslow County on Sunday, August 9th. The crash took place in the northbound lanes of Highway 17 around 4:00 p.m.

According to reports from the scene, a motorcyclist was traveling in the northbound lanes of Highway 17 when he was hit head-on by a truck that was traveling southbound. Rescue crews rushed to the scene to provide medical aid to the victim but he later succumbed to his injuries. The deceased motorcyclist’s identity has not been released at this time. There were no additional injuries reported as a result of the crash. The truck driver has also not been identified.

Police and emergency workers remained on the scene for several hours while traffic became heavily congested. Motorists were urged to use caution and advised to find alternate routes of travel if possible.

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