Greensboro Police Officer Randy Ector suffered serious injuries Sunday when he was involved in a motorcycle accident and was struck by Glenda Brown. Ector was off-duty when he was riding his motorcycle in the right-of-way when Ms. Brown, driving an older model Pontiac, pulled from a side street into an intersection, striking Ector. Brown caused $9,500 damage to Ector’s motorcycle, and $2,500 to her car. She was charged with Failure to Yield the Right Of Way.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 41% of the nearly 2,400 fatal accidents in 2008 involving a vehicle and a motorcycle occurred when the motorcycle was going straight in the right-of-way and the other vehicle was either turning left in front of the motorcycle, or passing the motorcycle.
All motorists have a duty to maintain a proper lookout and to yield the right of way. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, call an experienced lawyer for a free consultation.