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One Killed and One Injured in Tragic Motorcycle Crash on Fayetteville Road in Durham, North Carolina (NC)

September 29, 2020

DURHAM, NC- writes that a tragic crash killed a motorcyclist this week in the late evening in Durham. The incident occurred when a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was stopped at the intersection of Stratford Lakes Drive and Fayetteville Road.*

A driver reportedly struck the rear of the stopped motorcycle. The victim was identified as a 32-year-old man. Responders rushed him and his wife, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, to the Duke University Hospital. Sadly the 32-year-old short while later from his injuries. The passenger is currently in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. 

The driver of the car, identified as a 26-year-old man from Durham, was cited for his role in the crash and is facing charges for misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to reduce his speed. Police do not believe that alcohol was involved in the collision. The incident is still being investigated. 

Motorcyclists face a higher risk of death and injury on the road. Without the many protective features of passenger vehicles, riders are left exposed and are more vulnerable in collisions. However, the lack of safety features is not the only risk that motorcyclists face. Other drivers frequently fail to notice motorcyclists on the road. This can lead to motorcycle versus car crashes, and in those events, the motorcyclist or motorcyclists are more likely to suffer the worst injuries and consequences of that wreck. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are about 28 times more at risk of suffering deadly injuries in a crash than are people who are traveling as occupants of passenger cars. While motorcycle helmets and bright clothing may help reduce the risk of a crash or severe injury, it is the responsibility of drivers on the road to keep an eye out for motorcycles. 

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