Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

Greensboro, NC (May 8, 2021) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place on Friday night in Greensboro. The accident happened around 8:50 p.m. on East Wendover Avenue near the intersection with Gatewood Avenue.

Officers with the Greensboro Police Department responded to the scene. According to reports, the collision involved a motorcycle and a Nissan Frontier. The driver of the Frontier was identified as 79-year-old Clarence Meachem, Gibsonville. According to reports, Meachem failed to yield the right-of-way at the intersection and caused the crash to occur. The motorcyclist, who was not identified, died at the accident scene.

The crash caused Wendover to be closed for several hours as investigators as police worked at the scene. Meachem was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in connection with the accident.

Robeson County, NC (May 7, 2021) – A woman from Raleigh was killed in a motorcycle crash that took place in Robeson County last weekend. The crash took place on Saturday, May 1st along North Carolina Highway 71.

According to troopers with the Highway Patrol, Megan Beale, of Hope Mills. was operating a vehicle southbound on N.C. 71 when she crossed over the centerline and collided head-on with a motorcycle driven by 43-year-old Jodi Kintop, of Raleigh. Kintop’s bike struck the curb and then a utility pole before coming to rest. She was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Beale was not injured and no other vehicles were involved. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene or to find alternate routes of travel.

Following an investigation, police charged Beale with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. No further information is available.

Fayetteville, NC (May 6, 2021) – Fayetteville police responded to the scene of a motorcycle accident on Tuesday night. The crash happened around 5:50 p.m. along Cliffdale Road near Skibo Road and CL Tart Circle.

When police arrived, they found the motorcyclist lying in the road suffering from serious injuries. There is no information on the events leading up to the accident at this time. The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries are believed to be life-threatening. He has not been identified. Police have not said if anyone else was hurt. The crash resulted in the road being closed until approximately 7:40 p.m. Motorists were advised to use caution and to avoid the area if possible.

There is no additional information available and it is not clear whether any charges are expected to be filed. The crash investigation is ongoing.

Jones County, NC (May 5, 2021) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place on Wednesday morning in Jones County. The accident happened on Highway 17 near Highway 58, just outside of Pollocksville.

According to a report from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Highway 17 when the bike collided with a box truck that was also traveling northbound. The crash occurred around 7:20 p.m. Rescue crews responded to the scene and attempted life-saving measures. The motorcyclist ultimately succumbed to his injuries. He has not been identified at this time. There is no word on whether any other injuries occurred as a result of the accident.

An investigation is ongoing at this time. There is no additional information available.

Cumberland County, NC (April 30, 2021) – Officials in Cumberland County responded to the scene of an injury crash on Thursday, April 28th. The accident occurred around 7:10 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 82 at mile marker 65.

According to officials, two motorcycles collided with each other near the intersection. Following the collision, at least one person was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The injured motorcyclist was not identified. There is no word on the details leading up to the accident. Police are still investigating the collision at this time. It is not clear whether any charges are expected to be followed.

There is no additional information available at this time.

When a family member is killed as a result of an injury or accident that was not their fault, the whole world seems to shift. Too often, loved ones are taken too soon and through no fault of their own as a result of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck crashes, and DUI accidents. When this happens, most people experience a variety of emotions including grief, anger, frustration and more. There are a lot of things that need to be taken care of, but this can be difficult in the middle of so much emotional pain.

Here at Burton Law Firm, we compiled a list of important actions for you to take following the wrongful death of a family member. Our hope is that this will give you some answers and take at least some stress off of your plate so you can spend more time taking care of yourself and your loved ones during this difficult time.

If your family member was not at fault for the injury or accident that took their life, here are some things we suggest you do or consider as soon as possible:

Winston-Salem, NC (April 29, 2021) – A motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash that took place in Winston-Salem on Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred around 5:25 p.m on Reynolds Park Road at the intersection with Butler Street.

The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the accident scene. According to officers, the collision involved a motorcycle and a passenger car. Following the crash, the motorcyclist was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The condition of the motorcyclist is not available at this time and his identity has not been released. The driver of the passenger car was not hurt and no additional injuries were reported. There is no information on the events leading up to the accident and no word on whether any charges are expected.

An investigation is ongoing. There is no further information available at this time.

Cary, NC (April 28, 2021) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Cary on Tuesday, April 27th. The collision happened on SW Maynard Road at the intersection with Old Apex Road.

According to authorities, 62-year-old Mark Abbott was driving a vehicle that collided with a motorcycle. A male and a female were occupying the motorcycle at the time of the crash. The male was killed in the crash while the female was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. Neither the male nor the female victim has been identified at this time. Abbott was not injured in the accident.

Following an investigation, police charged Abbott with driving while impaired, felony death by vehicle, and felony causing serious injury by vehicle. No further details have been released at this time. 

Rowan County, NC (April 26, 2021) – Police and rescue officials responded to the scene of a fatal accident involving a motorcycle in Rowan County on Sunday, April 25th. The accident took place on Interstate 85 in the southbound lanes near the exit for Webb Road.

The Bostian Heights Fire Department, along with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol arrived at the scene. The crash resulted in several lanes of I-85 being shut down while authorities worked at the scene. The identity of the motorcyclist has not been released. There is no information on the cause of the crash at this time and it is not clear how many vehicles were involved. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene if possible and to find alternate routes of travel.

No further information has been released at this time.

Raleigh, NC (April 19, 2021) – Police in Raleigh responded to the scene of a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcyclist on Sunday afternoon. The collision took place around 1:00 p.m. along U.S. Highway 1 near Homestead Drive.

According to officers, a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on U.S. 1 when he was struck by a vehicle. Following the crash, the driver fled the scene before police could arrive. The motorcyclist, who was not immediately identified, suffered serious injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. After an investigation, officers located the suspect and identified him as 23-year-old Jamal Desmond Jones, of Garner. Garner was charged with felony hit-and-run inflicting serious injury. There is no information on the cause of the accident at this time.

Police are actively investigating the accident. There are no additional details available.

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