Man Suffers Injuries in Hillsborough Motorcycle Accident Involving a Passenger Vehicle
HILLSBOROUGH, NC – According to an online news article published by www.cbs17.com, a man sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident that involved a passenger vehicle.*
A late-evening accident involving a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle sent one man to the hospital for treatment of injuries. Local authorities report that the accident happened in the late evening on U.S. 70 (business route), which was subsequently closed because of the accident. The road closure extended from Morelanda Drive to Tuscarora Drive.
North Carolina Sees a Spike in the Number of Motorcycle Fatalities
Data from the North Carolina Department of Transportation reveals that motorcycle fatalities are on the rise in 2019 and that many believe, including AAA Carolinas, that 2019 will be one of the deadliest years the state has seen.
In 2018, there were a total of 170 motorcycle fatalities in the state of North Carolina, which is an increase from 141 motorcycle fatalities in 2017. The reason why there has been an increase in the number of motorcycle fatalities is unclear. However, AAA Carolinas believes that distracted driving (including the use of hand-held phones and other electronic devices) may be to blame for contributing to fatal motorcycle accidents.
A spokesperson for AAA Carolinas wants to “remind everyone to be extra vigilant as more motorcyclists hit the road, because even the most minor of bump-ups to a vehicle can be deadly to a motorcyclist” who is not afforded the same protection as drivers and passengers in a vehicle.
Tips for Making Roads Safer for Motorcyclists in North Carolina
When motorists share the road, the environment is safer for everyone, but because motorcycles are small vehicles with no protective shell, other motorists should take precautionary measures to help motorcyclists feel safer. Tips for helping to make the roads safer for motorcyclists include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Be extra cautious on weekends, when more motorcyclists are likely to be on North Carolina roads and highways;
- Provide motorcyclists enough room to maneuver, following at least 5 to 6 seconds behind them;
- Allow extra room for maneuvering in areas with potholes, railroad crossings, and pavement transition, so that motorcyclists have enough room and time to stop safely;
- Avoid distracted driving and driving under the influence;
- Do not share a lane with a motorcycle; and
- If a motorcyclist is nearby, check all mirrors before attempting to turn or change lanes.
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Source:https://www.cbs17.com/news/motorcyclist-injured-in-hillsborough-crash-road-closed/ and https://yesweekly.com/motorcycle-deaths-on-the-rise-in-north-carolina/
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