North Carolina fatal motorcycle crash leads to felony charges
Failure to yield can be a factor in many car accidents taking place across the country. Some drivers may not yield because they are not paying enough attention to their surroundings, or if the approaching vehicle is small, such as a motorcycle, the driver may not have seen the on-coming vehicle. Unfortunately, this seemingly simple act could result in a fatal motorcycle crash.
A similar situation recently took place in North Carolina that result in a fatality and felony charges. It was reported that the driver of a vehicle attempted to make a left turn but was unable to do so as the vehicle was involved in a collision. The driver had turned into the path of an approaching motorcycle, and as a result, the two vehicles crashed.
The motorcyclist unfortunately suffered fatal injuries as a result of the wreck and was pronounced dead at the scene. It was determined that the turning vehicle failed to yield to the on-coming motorcycle. The driver of that vehicle was charged with impaired driving, felony death by vehicle and other allegations. He was taken into custody and held on a $25,000 bond.
A fatal motorcycle crash is always a devastating event, and the family of the North Carolina victim will likely be dealing with the repercussions of the event for some time. Learning of such an accident can lead to significant emotional challenges, and on top of those hardships, the family could possibly be burdened financially due to funeral costs and other resulting expenses. However, they may be able to file a wrongful death claim that could award them compensation for permissible damages if their case is successful.
Source: news-record.com, “Asheville man charged in motorcyclist’s death”, Aug. 26, 2014