Authorities in Raleigh, NC, have arrested a driver who made an illegal left turn, leading to the death of a motorcyclist.
Officials say the crash happened Friday evening, October 24, just before 11 PM in the 1800 block of South Saunders Street. According to police, Robert Archie Scott was traveling southbound on South Saunders Street when he tried to make an illegal left turn onto the I-40 exit ramp. Tragically, he turned right in front of a motorcycle, which then crashed into the passenger side of Scott’s vehicle. Sadly, the motorcycle driver, Patrick Loring Matusie from Garner, was later pronounced dead of injuries suffered in the crash.
Motorcycle crashes can be deadly due to the size of the motorcycle and the fact that drivers/riders are exposed. Unfortunately, this problem is confounded by the fact that drivers in larger vehicles often don’t see bikes due to their size. “Look twice, save a life,” is a good rule of thumb when turning—it may help you see a motorcycle heading in your direction. Of course, making illegal turns should also be avoided in any situation.
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Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will make the appropriate adjustments.