Many motorcyclists are killed in accidents every year across the United States, and in the North Carolina area, an even larger number of motorcycle riders are seriously injured due to the warmer weather allowing for motorcyclists to travel in the state much longer than others. Although most accidents result in injuries and damages, in accidents involving a motorcycle and another vehicle, it is usually the motorcyclist who is grievously injured rather than the person driving the car, truck or van.
No parent wants to think that a child on a school bus is in more danger than any other vehicle on the road. Usually they are just as safe as if they were being driven to school by a parent. One recent accident involving a school bus 50 miles east of Durham, however, probably has some parents thinking about other ways to get their kids to school.
A motorcycle ride through the beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina landscape can be thrilling, but it also can provide a significant amount of risk to a rider's safety. A motorcycle rider is not protected from the force of impact in the event of an accident, unlike a car, which absorbs most of the force of impact.
One North Carolina woman died and two motorists were left injured following an early morning car accident in Archdale, some 60 miles west of Durham. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, a 59-year-old woman was traveling south on U.S. Highway 311 around 6:50 a.m. when she crossed the center line and went into the path of a truck heading north. A head-on collision with the truck forced the woman's car back across the center line and into the path of a minivan heading the same direction. After hitting the minivan, the woman's car ran into a ditch.