A Greensboro, NC crash on Friday, May 7, resulted in the death of a motorcycle driver and the arrest of another driver.
Authorities say the accident happened around 8:49 PM at East Wendover Avenue and Gatewood Avenue. A Nissan Frontier struck a motorcycle after failing to yield the right of way. Sadly, the motorcycle’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Nissan’s driver, Clarence Meachem, 79, of Gibsonville, was charged with failing to yield right of way to a motorcycle and misdemeanor death by vehicle.
Unfortunately, failure to yield is a very common reason why passenger vehicles hit motorcycles. In some cases, a driver may fail to yield because of distraction, driving under the influence, speeding, or ignoring traffic signs. However, many drivers who hit motorcycles say they just didn’t see the bike. Due to their small size, motorcycles are easy to miss, so motorists are encouraged to “look twice and save a life.”
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 motorcycle accident lawyers 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.