Pembroke, NC (November 27, 2020) – Around 4:29 p.m. on Thursday, November 26, a man was killed in a fatal bicycle crash in Pembroke.
According to police, the accident took place on Union Chapel Road on Thanksgiving Day. A man identified as Larry Oxendine was riding his bicycle when he was suddenly struck from behind by the driver of a Chevrolet Malibu.
Oxendine was severely injured as a result of the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
Police confirmed that the driver of the passenger vehicle was identified as 35-year-old Marcus Lawrence McGirt. Police discovered that he was driving intoxicated at the time of the crash. He has since been charged with driving while impaired and involuntary manslaughter.
The roadway was closed down in the area for a period of time as police cleared the scene.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Bicycle Accidents in North Carolina
Bicycle accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads due to the fact that they involve some of the most at-risk parties. In just one year’s time, it is estimated that approximately 1,000 bicycle accidents take place in the state of North Carolina. Approximately 20 people are killed within the state due to these accidents every year. This is generally due to the fact that these accidents involve much larger vehicles and bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to harm.
Losing a loved one in a bicycle accident might be one of the most challenging things that you and your family have ever had to endure. Unfortunately, this is the reality that handfuls of families have to face every single year. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will be able to move forward on a financial level. Luckily, a skilled wrongful death attorney will be able to help you achieve results when it comes to your case. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in North Carolina bicycle accidents at https://www.riccilawnc.com/results/.
At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our skilled and dedicated accident attorneys have diligently assisted many families who have suffered the sudden loss of a loved one due to serious bicycle accidents. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a collision and believe that you have many options moving forward. We will help you work toward compensation so that you are not left feeling alone. Please contact a North Carolina accident attorney for more information on your claim at (252) 777-2222.
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