Motorcycles are, by design, dangerous to operate. The riders are extremely vulnerable as their vehicles are much less protected than, say, trucks or sedans. Motorcycles lack many of the safety features installed in other vehicles and when they are involved in accidents, serious injuries and sometimes death are often the result. Motorcyclists have certain rights, however, and it is important for riders to be aware of these, if they hope to pursue compensation in an accident.
Two people, including a 36-year-old North Carolina man, were riding on a motorcycle near the North Carolina state line when they collided head-on with a car. Riding westbound, the motorcycle went left of center and the man driving the truck crashed into it. The 36-year-old man, who was operating the motorcycle, died as a result of the accident. The passenger on the motorcycle was airlifted to a nearby hospital. Neither the driver of the truck nor the truck's passengers sustained injuries. The investigation into the crash is still ongoing.