Weldon, NC (September 15, 2020) – Around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 14, a man was killed in a fatal motorcycle crash in Weldon.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the accident took place between a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle due to a DUI driver.
Police confirmed that Kelvin C. Watson was riding his motorcycle and headed south on Washington Avenue when a driver failed to yield the right-of-way to him, turning into his path as they made a left turn.
The driver of the other vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Tierria Jackson. Her vehicle collided with the motorcycle, sending it off the side of the road and into a ditch. The motorcyclist was then ejected from his motorcycle and hit a utility pole guidewire.
Watson was rushed to the hospital but he succumbed to his injuries while there.
Jackson was charged with felony death by vehicle, driving while intoxicated, no license, and failing to yield the right-of-way.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
North Carolina motorcycle accidents are some of the most severe and life-altering collisions on our roads. Because motorcyclists have few protections from harm, these accidents are some of the most severe that take place on our roads. According to the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles, it was reported that approximately 4,200 motorcycle-related accidents occur within the state each year. Out of these accidents, about 160 people were killed in one recent year. Motorcycle accidents continue to occur on our roads due to the negligence of others, which is why families who have lost a loved one should take important steps to retain their rights.
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At Ricci Law Firm Injury Lawyers, PA, our skilled and resourceful attorneys are here to help you after you have lost a loved one in a devastating and unexpected motorcycle accident. We understand how difficult it can be to move forward at these times and want you to know that you do not have to stand alone as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Our attorneys will assist you as you work toward compensation for aspects like medical expenses, lost wages, funeral costs, and more. Please contact a North Carolina accident attorney at (252) 777-2222 for more information.
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