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How can a motorcycle accident be prevented?

Due to the unique nature of a motorcycle and its rider, there are a variety of causes of motorcycle accidents. A motorcycle may give the rider freedom unavailable to car drivers, but the dangers motorcycle riders have to encounter are not the same as other vehicles.

One peculiar issue faced by motorcyclists is the problem of visual recognition by other drivers in poor weather conditions. In addition, road hazards such as puddles, potholes, debris, oil slicks, ruts, railroad tracks, uneven pavement, or large objects on the road are more dangerous for motorcyclists. The rider's skills often come into play while riding a motorcycle.

Fatal North Carolina car crash leaves passenger hospitalized

Authorities in North Carolina have implemented various safety measures in order to reduce the number of car accidents that cause injuries or deaths. Car crashes are often the result of intoxicated driving, inattentiveness, negligence and inexperience, among other reasons.

In numerous road accidents occurring over the past few months, many North Carolina drivers and passengers have been injured or have lost their lives. Even after road safety and security measures were tightened by state troopers, accidents seem to continue to be a common occurrence on North Carolina roadways.

DOT targets commercial vehicle accident reduction

In the wake of an increase in commercial vehicle accidents in North Carolina and the rest of U.S., the time has come for authorities to analyze the reasons and circumstances under which such collisions occur. In order to ensure the safety of commercial vehicle drivers, as well as all drivers on the road, necessary steps are imminent and steps are already being taken to reduce commercial vehicle accidents.

Recently, one such measure has been initiated by the Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The department has asked commercial vehicle drivers to get their USDOT physicals performed by certified medical professionals. It has mandated that the health professionals be listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.

Woman charged after fatal motorcycle accident in North Carolina

Motorcycle crashes are often caused by the negligence of other drivers. This negligence can take the shape of excessive speeding, failure to maintain control of one's vehicle, general unawareness on the road or failure to yield, among other reasons.

In a recent motorcycle accident in North Carolina, a woman was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. According to police reports, the woman was driving at excessive speed when the accident occurred. The victim of the accident was on a moped when the accused struck him with her car.

Multi-vehicle crash in North Carolina leaves two dead

Motor vehicle accidents account for large number of fatalities every year throughout the United States, including North Carolina. These accidents can be attributed to a multitude of factors including reckless driving, drunk driving, and distracted driving, among others.

Around 3 p.m. on the afternoon of July 15, a three vehicle crash in the Fort Bragg Training area in North Carolina claimed the lives of two people. The civilians who died in the crash were not affiliated with the military, according to the news release from Fort Bragg. A police investigation revealed that one of the victims, 28-years-old, was driving down Vass Road west-bound, when he reportedly attempted to pass another vehicle and collided head on with a car travelling in the opposite direction. Following the collision, a semitrailer truck struck the two vehicles, splitting the cars in half.

North Carolina multi-vehicle crash leaves six injured

Car accidents are not uncommon in North Carolina. The myriad causes of car crashes include driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, intentional speeding and also texting while driving. Sometimes car crashes result in catastrophic injuries and insurmountable pain and suffering for the car accident victim.

Recently, however, a different story unfolded altogether. The end result of an early morning chase by police was a multi-vehicle accident. According to reports, the police had information regarding a crime suspect staying in a local inn, which led authorities to promptly initiate pursuit. The wanted man attempted to escape from the police who kept up the chase until it ended on a local highway with a crash injuring several people, including the suspect.

Fatal accident claims life, injures two in North Carolina

Car accidents are a common occurrence across the United States. According to North Carolina Highway Patrol reports, a fatal car accident occurred recently when a 70-year-old woman was killed after her Ford Taurus was hit from behind on Interstate 95 by a negligent driver. Two others suffered injuries.

Troopers of the North Carolina Highway Patrol said that the woman's Ford Taurus was shoved forward after being slammed on the back-end of the vehicle, resulting in the fatal accident. Evidence has also been found of reckless driving, carelessness and excessive speed on the part of the accused, along with the suspected involvement of alcohol. Witnesses said the accused was zigzagging along the road at high speeds prior to the accident. The accused was arrested and has been charged on multiple counts following the crash. He is currently undergoing treatment for injuries. The charges against the accused include involuntary manslaughter, negligent driving, excessive speed and a felony death by motor vehicle charge. The man's vehicle documents were also found to be expired.

Head-on collision kills woman in North Carolina

North Carolina traffic accidents have been linked to many causes, including inclement weather, bad road surfaces, auto defects and human error. Sometimes people are negligent while driving their vehicles and cause injuries to others. In some cases, driver negligence may also cause the death of another person. Transportation officials have instituted many traffic rules, including putting up signboards and organizing various programs on safe driving. Residents of North Carolina have participated in various activities to highlight the dangers of negligent driving. Many fatal car accidents are due to negligent drivers. One recent victim, a 25-year-old woman, died after she was hit by an oncoming car that had crossed the median.

According to police, a 20-year-old driver was driving on a road in Raleigh, North Carolina, when his car crossed the middle line and crashed into the victim's vehicle. This head-on car accident resulted in the death of the woman; the other driver and two people traveling in his vehicle were injured. The injured were transported to a local medical center for treatment.

Motorcycle accident injures army veteran and his friend

Reckless driving on the roads continues to be a threat in North Carolina. Through various methods, officials remind drivers to drive safely and watch out for others on the roads. However, some drivers still drive negligently. After an accident, some drivers do not even stay at the scene. Negligent driving may cause pedestrians, motorcyclists or occupants of vehicles to suffer, as a recent motorcycle accident indicates.

Sources said an army veteran and his friend, both on motorcycles, were on their way to deliver a police report to an insurance company when they were struck by a vehicle. The driver of the car did not stop, and left both the injured men on the road.

Woman charged after fatal motorcycle accident in North Carolina

Despite the fact that accidents may cause serious injuries or death to a rider, many people enjoy riding a motorcycle. Unfortunately, North Carolina residents recently witnessed the death of a motorcyclist after he was struck by another vehicle.

According to sources, a motorcyclist was traveling along Wendover Road when a vehicle pulled out in front of him to make a left turn, striking the motorcyclist. The man was ejected from his bike and thrown onto the outbound lanes of Providence Road. Police stated that the vehicle then hit a truck stopped at a red light, leaving the motorcyclist caught between them. After the collision, the drivers of both vehicles backed up to access the motorcyclist. It was too late, however, as the motorcyclist died on the scene. Neither driver of the other vehicles suffered any injuries. The woman who hit the motorcyclist was subsequently arrested and charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police stated that neither alcohol nor excessive speed caused the collision.

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