Greensboro Man Dies in Tragic Crash in Greensboro, North Carolina (NC)
GREENSBORO, NC- Myfox8.com writes that a man from Greensboro died in a collision that occurred this week on Summit Avenue. The victim was identified as a 73-year-old man who was riding a motorcycle. The motorcycle reportedly collided with a van.*
The victim was rushed to a nearby medical facility but died a short while later from his injuries. The Greensboro Police are still carrying out the investigation into the collision.
North Carolina has experienced a rise in deadly motorcycle collisions in recent years. The AAA of the Carolinas stated that 2019 might be one of the most tragic on record for motorcycle wrecks. Between 2017 and 2018, the number of motorcyclists killed in North Carolina rose by close to 21 percent from 141 to 170. Now safety advocates are reminding motorists in the state of the need to be careful and to look out for smaller vehicles on the road.
While the AAA stated that the reason for the rise in fatal motorcycle crashes is unclear, one likely cause is driver distraction. Electronic devices, such as smartphones, are likely impacting safety for everyone, including motorcyclists. When a driver fails to pay attention and causes even a small crash, the results can be fatal for a person on a motorcycle.
While motorists need to be aware of motorcycles and aware of their surroundings, there are also steps that a motorcyclist can take to increase their safety and reduce the risk of a crash. When it is raining or dark out, using headlights can lower the chances of a collision. Headlights should be used even at dusk and dawn to help increase visibility. Of course, a helmet is also important when it comes to protecting a motorcyclist from death or severe injuries.
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