A collision between a moped and a passenger car left one man dead on Friday, January 8.
Authorities say the accident happened around 11 PM Friday evening, on the 5000 block of University Parkway. A moped driven by Amulfo Avellaned Antunez of Winston-Salem was heading south when a Honda driving in the same direction rear-ended the moped. Sadly, Antunez was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Honda’s driver was not injured.
Rear-end crashes can be very serious, especially for people on mopeds or other types of motorbikes. In 2016 alone, rear-end crashes led to 2,350 fatalities in the US. There are many causes of this type of accident. The most common causes include tailgating, distracted driving, speeding or failure to obey traffic laws, and poor weather conditions. Maintaining a safe following distance can help reduce the risk of a rear-end collision.
If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.
For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary losses.
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 [email protected], and we will make the appropriate adjustments.