Carteret County, NC (May 30, 2021) – The motorcyclist who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Friday near Morehead City has now been identified by authorities. The accident originally occurred around 2:30 p.m. on North Carolina Highway 24 near Morehead City.
According to Private Adam Collins of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Helen Leibert, 89, was traveling on NC 24 when she attempted to join NC 24 from Brandywine Boulevard. At the same time, Brian Burnham, 72, was traveling the NC 24. on a motorcycle. Leibert did not give in to Burnham’s motorcycle, causing the two vehicles to collide.
Burnham was thrown from his bicycle and died at the scene of the crash. Leibert was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries. No other vehicle was involved or injured in the accident.
The soldiers are still investigating at the moment, but charges are pending against Leibert following the outcome of the investigation. No other information was released.
We would like to extend our condolences to Brian Burnham’s family following this tragic fatality in Carteret County.
Motorcycle fatalities in North Carolina
Motorcyclists in North Carolina are an extremely vulnerable group. Compared to other types of accidents involving traditional passenger vehicles, a motorcyclist is much more likely to sustain serious injury or be involved in a fatal collision. A motorcycle offers no protection against the force and impact of an accident, which makes these vehicles especially dangerous when drivers are mixed up with careless drivers on the roadway.
Statistics on motorcycle accidents in North Carolina highlight some of the dangers runners face in our state. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, 3516 Motorcycle accidents in North Carolina in 2018. Of this number, 2,728 injuries and 184 deaths were also reported. The cause of every motorcycle accident should be carefully investigated by authorities to determine who should be held responsible. In cases where the other driver is at fault, the motorcyclist or his family could have valuable legal rights.
Personal injury law in North Carolina is complicated, and a personal injury case should be handled by a lawyer with substantial experience in this area. During this time, you need to focus on your family and deal with the burdens you are facing as a result of a sudden and unexpected tragedy. In the meantime, your lawyer can help you manage all of the details of your legal claim to ensure that you are able to receive the compensation you need and deserve during this difficult time.
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