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Motorcyclist James Wright Seriously Injured in Staley NC Crash

A gentleman named James Wright was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Sunday afternoon near Staley, North Carolina.  The crash happened on NC Highway 49 at the intersection with Whites Chapel Road at around 3:10 pm.

According to available information, a woman in a Honda SUV started to turn left onto White Chapel Road from NC 49 and then turned back to her right and hit Mr. Wright as he was traveling in the same direction.  The impact forced Mr. Wright off the road and he struck a utility pole.

Mr. Wright sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for treatment.

At this point there is no indication of charges against the woman driver but it would appear that she should be charged with at least a safe movement violation.

Read more about this serious wreck.

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Raleigh Scooter Accident Involving Police Car Results in Two Deaths

A serious accident involving a Raleigh police car and a scooter happened early on Wednesday morning in northeast Raleigh.

The wreck occurred on Skycrest Drive near the intersection of Hill Street.  There is very little information about the accident except that it happened around 3:00 am.  As a result of the wreck, the scooter ended up under the front of the police car.  Two gentlemen riding on the scooter were killed.

It is not clear how this terrible accident happened.  Accidents involving scooters and bicycles at night can be tricky from a liability perspective and quickly securing evidence from the accident scene can make the difference in determining who is at fault.  In cases similar to this, our firm will typically send an accident engineer to the accident scene to take detailed measurements of all of the physical evidence and photograph and roadway markings that may be related to the accident.  Using well-established engineering principals, we can often determine how the accident happened and who was at fault.

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Raleigh Moped Accident Seriously Injures Moped Driver

On Thursday night a Raleigh moped driver was seriously injured in a north Raleigh accident.

The accident happened when a car turned into the path of moped driver John Mahaffey.  The accident happened on Spring Forest Road near Capital Boulevard.  Mr. Mahaffey was critically injured and taken to WakeMed which is the area Level 1 trauma center.

Learn more about this accident.

The article about this accident indicates that police think the headlamp on the moped may not have been functioning.  It is not clear where the police obtained this information.  In some cases, a filament analysis on the headlamp can provide some indication of whether the headlamp was illuminated but this is not always conclusive.  Many factors can influence the filament analysis including the impact velocity and area of impact.  Furthermore, many mopeds and scooters have headlamps that automatically activate upon ignition which may be the case here.  Hopefully, the police are attempting to contact area businesses to capture any surveillance video that might show the moped prior to impact.

If you have questions about a North Carolina moped accident, contact the moped wreck lawyers at Hendren & Malone for a free consultation.  you can also find more information at our website dedicated to North Carolina motorcycle riders and moped riders – www.motorcyclelawyernorthcarolina.com.

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If you or a family member were involved in this incident and have questions about your legal rights, please call Hendren, Redwine & Malone and ask to speak with Mike Malone. You can also send an email to Mike Malone by using the message box on the right. We typically respond within an hour of receiving a message.

Cherry Point Marine Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A terrible motorcycle accident in Newport, NC has claimed the life of motorcyclist David Sandmeyer.

This tragic accident happened on Saturday afternoon on NC Highway 24 near Newport, NC.  Mr. Sandmeyer was apparently traveling on the roadway near the Pender Park Fuel Market when a pickup truck pulled into his path.  Apparently, this location has a history of serious accidents and it is not clear whether a poor roadway design contributed to the wreck.

Mr. Sandmeyer was a 21 year old Marine stationed at Cherry Point and was from Minnesota.

Read more on this tragic accident.

This motorcycle accident is another example of a vehicle turning into the path of a motorcycle.  From our experience, this is the most common type of motorcycle accident and often the most fatal.  Please visit our website, www.motorcyclelawyernorthcarolina, for more information about the rights of North Carolina motorcycle riders and information about accidents such as this tragic crash.

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If you or a family member were involved in this incident and have questions about your legal rights, please call Hendren, Redwine & Malone and ask to speak with Mike Malone. You can also send an email to Mike Malone by using the message box on the right. We typically respond within an hour of receiving a message.