Two teens were involved in a bicycle accident that tragically claimed the life of a young man in Dunn, North Carolina (NC).
The teenager was traveling south on his bicycle on Bud Hawkins Road shortly after nightfall when another teen driving a truck struck him from behind. The bicyclist was taken to Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The North Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the accident and does not feel drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
Any car or bicycle accident that claims a life is devastating, especially when that life is a young teenager. Sadly, teenagers often do not have enough experience driving around bicycles. When you factor in road systems inadequately designed for bicycle travel accidents can happen.
If you have a young driver on the road urge them to use caution around bicycles. Teenagers have not been driving long enough to always be able to accurately gauge a safe distance from bicycles, pedestrians, or even other vehicles. Practice driving around bicycles with your teenager and show them exactly what a safe distance would be. Practice goes a long way in preventing future car accidents.
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