Zebulon, NC (November 1, 2020) – Police are investigating after a bicyclist was killed in a crash that took place in Zebulon on Saturday, October 31st. The crash happened on North Carolina Highway 96 near the intersection with Fowler Road.
At this time, there are no details surrounding the accident or how it occurred. The crash resulted in Highway 96 being closed in both directions while officers and investigators worked at the scene. The identity of the bicyclist is not available at this time. The driver of the vehicle involved sustained minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.
There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing and there are no additional details available at this time.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic bicycle crash in Zebulon.
Bicycle Accidents in North Carolina
According to statistics from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there was a total of 596 reported bicycle accidents in North Carolina in 2018. From this number of reported crashes, there were 560 injuries and 17 fatalities. While the numbers for bicycle crashes are naturally lower than other types of accidents, the risks to bicyclists are far greater when compared to car accidents or crashes involving larger vehicles with more protection. Based on these numbers, a bicyclist is almost certain to be injured when they are involved in an accident on our roadways.
The cause of a North Carolina bicycle accident can be difficult to determine. These crashes happen suddenly and can require a detailed crash reconstruction to re-create the events that led up to the accident. In many cases, the driver of the vehicle will cause the crash to occur due to negligent driving. This includes distraction, speeding, impairment, reckless driving, and failing to yield the right of way to bicycles. Unfortunately, these dangerous and deadly crashes can take place in an instant and can result in catastrophic and life-changing injuries.
If you have been affected by a bicycle accident in our state, you need an attorney on your side who will investigate your case and stand up for your rights. At Burton Law Firm, attorney Jason M. Burton values justice for innocent accident victims. Mr. Burton fights hard on behalf of his clients to ensure that their futures are secure following a sudden, tragic event. For more than eight years, we have proudly represented victims and their families throughout the Triangle and in surrounding communities. During this time, we have recovered more than 40 million dollars in total compensation for our clients.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. Our firm provides a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential clients. We also handle most accident cases on a contingency fee basis meaning that there is no attorney fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your appointment with a member of our team, please contact us using the link on our website or give us a call at (833) 623-0042.
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Disclaimer: Our team of personal injury lawyers at Burton Law Firm has taken pride in being active members of our local business community for more than 8 years. We are always striving to improve the quality of life for our community members and improve the overall safety and well being of all North Carolinians. We hope that by providing this information about the dangers of driving that we will bring added awareness and drivers will use increased caution when operating a motor vehicle. Our thoughts are with everyone who may have been affected by this incident. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post should be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos in this post are not a depiction of the actual accident scene.