Fatal motorcycle crash in North Carolina kills brothers
Many drivers may have heard the concept that looking twice could save a life, especially in the case of seeing motorcycle riders. Unfortunately, motorcyclists continue to be overlooked on the roadways, and serious injuries and deaths occur due to motorcycle accidents. If a driver fails to obey a traffic sign or simply does not see approaching motorcycles, a fatal motorcycle crash is all too likely to take place.
An unfortunate and deadly accident involving two motorcyclists and another vehicle recently took place in North Carolina. Reports state that the driver of an SUV failed to stop at a stop sign and, as a result, traveled into an intersection and into the path of the two motorcyclists. Both motorcycles collided with the side of the SUV.
Both of the motorcyclists suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other succumbed to his injuries later at an area hospital. At this time, the driver of the SUV is facing charges for death by motor vehicle. He is facing two counts of this misdemeanor allegation.
The two victims in the fatal motorcycle crash were reported as being brothers, and their families will undoubtedly face difficulties over losing the two so suddenly. The loss of two family members may take a considerable toll on the financial situation of the family, as arranging two funerals can be quite a burden. Other expenses may also stem from the deaths of the individuals, and the family may be interested in seeking compensation. Filing wrongful death claims in North Carolina could allow them to seek restitution against the driver considered responsible for their losses and other damages.
Source: wect.com, “Two brothers killed in motorcycle crash, Bladen Co. man charged with deaths“, Kaitlin Stansell, July 18, 2014