Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

Raleigh, NC (July 8, 2020) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Raleigh on Sunday, July 5th. The crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-40 near S. Saunders Street.

The Raleigh Police Department responded to the scene to investigate the crash. Officers have not released any details surrounding the crash or the identity of the victim. The road was closed as a result of the collision and drivers were advised to find alternate routes of travel.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing. No additional details have been released.

Holly Springs, NC (July 5, 2020) – Police were on the scene of a serious motorcycle crash in Holly Springs on Saturday, July 4th. The crash took place on the GB Alford Highway near Ralph Stevens Road.
According to reports from the scene, the crash involved a car and a motorcycle. The car sustained heavy damage to the front passenger side and the motorcycle was lying on its side next to the car. The unidentified motorcyclist was rushed to a local hospital as a trauma alert. There is no word on whether anyone else was hurt. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene.

An investigation is ongoing at this time.

Greensboro, NC (June 26, 2020) – The victim of a Greensboro motorcycle accident that occurred earlier this month has passed away from his injuries. The crash took place around 4:00 p.m. on June 13th.

Troopers with the State Highway Patrol say that 65-year-old Jimmy Alan Brown, of Asheboro, was riding his motorcycle on N.C. 62 near the intersection with Branson Mill Road. At the same time, a four-door burgundy vehicle ran a stop sign and traveled directly into Brown’s path. Brown made an evasive maneuver, crashing his motorcycle. The car then fled the scene.

Brown died this week from injuries suffered in the crash. Troopers are still looking for the passenger vehicle. No further details are available.

Winston-Salem, NC (June 21, 2020) – A 19-year-old was killed in a Winston-Salem motorcycle crash on Friday. The crash happened on Gumtree Road near the intersection with Ivy Yokeley Road.

According to the State Highway Patrol, Daniel Hughes was riding a motorcycle southwest on Gumtree. At the same time, a Chevy Suburban was traveling southbound on Ivy Yokeley. The Suburban was pulling a landscape trailer. The driver of the suburban attempted to make a left turn onto Gumtree and collided with head-on with the motorcycle.

Hughes died at the crash scene while the driver of the Suburban was not hurt. Police are still investigating at this time. There is no word whether any charges are expected.

A truck accident can be one of the most dangerous and debilitating types of motor vehicle accidents. The large size and weight of some trucks can lead to catastrophic injuries or even death for some accident victims. Both North Carolina and federal laws govern the way that truck drivers and truck companies must operate these vehicles, but in some unfortunate situations, accidents still take place. Attorney Jason Burton is a dedicated advocate for North Carolina truck accident victims. He is available to discuss your potential case and whether you are entitled to compensation.

In a recently issued opinion, the North Carolina Court of Appeal considered a dispute in a lawsuit involving a truck accident. The facts of the case are as follows. A truck driver arrived at a facility to pick up a load of cargo that was assembled on wooden pallets. The truck driver provided instructions to the workers at the facility regarding how to load the pallets onto the truck. The truck driver left. At one point on his trip to the cargo’s final destination, the driver checked that the cargo was still loaded securely. He tightened some of the straps at this time. Later, while still transporting the cargo, he saw sparks coming from the back of the truck in his side-view mirror. After he pulled over, he concluded that one of the pallets had fallen off.

The pallet fell into the roadway and into the path of a motorcycle traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the motorcycle attempted to avoid colliding with the pallets but was ultimately unable to do so. A passenger on the motorcycle was ejected from the bike as a result of the impact and suffered serious injuries that ultimately took her life.

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Greensboro, NC (June 10, 2020) – A 22-year-old Greensboro man died in a motorcycle crash on Gate City Boulevard. The crash happened on Wednesday, June 10th around 12:20 p.m.

Police report that 22-year-old Lavon Lee Bridgeforth was riding a 2012 Honda motorcycle westbound on Gate City when he came to the intersection with South Holden Road. Bridgeforth entered the intersection where a collision occurred with a tractor-trailer that was traveling northbound on Holden. Bridgeforth suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the crash scene.

The Greensboro Police Department Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the crash.

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