Although motorcyclists in North Carolina oftentimes expect to be presented with dangers from other motorists who may not be obeying all traffic laws, none expect to be the victim of a hit-and-run incident. Unfortunately, that appears to be exactly what happened to a motorcyclist in Guilford County in a recent collision.
According to reports, the crash in question occurred on June 13 during the afternoon hours. The motorcyclist was reportedly driving on N.C. Highway 62, approaching an intersection, when another motorist in a passenger car failed to stop for a stop sign. The motorcyclist reportedly attempted to evade the car, but was ultimately unsuccessful. The reports state that the motorcyclist apparently suffered serious injuries in the crash – serious enough to be transported for medical treatment at a nearby hospital. The details about the extent of the motorcyclist’s injuries were not available in the initial aftermath of the incident.
Unfortunately, this incident was made much worse by the fact that the driver of the car involved in this crash did not remain at the scene. The reports indicate that after the hit-and-run the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is on the lookout for a four-door car with license plates from out of state.
All drivers on the roads in North Carolina and throughout the country owe a duty to others on the road to drive safely and obey all traffic laws. Unfortunately, that does not appear to have taken place in the recent motorcycle accident in Guilford County. Hopefully, the hit-and-run driver will be apprehended soon and the injured motorcyclist may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to attempt to recover financial compensation due to the crash.