Police on August 2, 2012, charged the driver of a car with causing a fatal accident in New Hanover County, North Carolina (NC). The deadly crash occurred just south of Wilmington, where Carolina Beach Road intersects with Golden Road.
According to WWAY-TV, the at-fault driver failed to yield right of way to the motorcyclist while attempting to make a left-hand turn. The official criminal charge is misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
The North Carolina Motorcycle Accident Lawyers' Perspective
As North Carolina personal injury and wrongful death attorneys with offices in Elizabeth City, we have represented many bikers hit by distracted, drunk, impatient or inattentive drivers. Police did not tell reporters why the person behind the wheel turned into the path of the motorcyclist last Thursday, but that precise cause is less important than the tragic result. All drivers must watch for, and yield to, motorcycles when making left-hand turns.
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