A husband and wife were both struck as they were traveling north on Old Shelby Road, in Hickory, N.C. on motorcycles. Both victims were airlifted by separate helicopters to Carolinas Medical Center.
The Claremont couple, Robert and Jennie Shadowens, who are both in their thirties, were traveling with another motorcyclist. The three were driving in line in the center lane, when a truck that was traveling south crossed the center line and hit the couple. The other motorcyclist wasn’t hit.
Police said that drugs and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the accident. A license check had been set up by state troopers, and the three motorcyclists had been processed through the checkpoint shortly before the accident. A blood sample was taken from the 66 year old driver of the truck to be sent for analysis.
Robert Shadowens was listed in critical condition and Jennie Shadowens was listed in good condition. Police are investigating the accident and no charges have yet been filed.
The North Carolina Injury Lawyer Perspective:
Motorcyclists are at risk from other drivers who aren’t paying attention or don’t realize just how dangerous their reckless driving can be to a person on a bike. This couple should consult with a North Carolina personal injury attorney to find out what compensation they may be entitled to. We’ve put together a motorcycle accident injury guide which can be very helpful for anyone injured in a motorcycle accident.
Old Shelby Road, Hickory, NC
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