There is a current investigation going on for the North Carolina Highway Patrol where a single-vehicle accident has critically inured one of their officers.
According to the police report, the officer was off-duty when his motorcycle wrecked on Sunday evening, around 10:15 p.m. There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.
The officer was subsequently rushed to Gaston Memorial Hospital, where he has remained in critical condition in the surgical intensive unit since then. Moreover, there are reports that the officer may have obtained serious head injuries; it is too early to tell.
It remains apparent that motorcycles carry with them more danger than your average car. The rationale being that when involved in a motorcycle accident, your body is more susceptible to injury, as there is nothing between you and the ground. Even wearing a helmet may not always protect you o your brain from injury. Travelling back roads can add more risk as motorcycles often get their wheels caught in poorly kept roads, namely, in pot holes.
If you or a loved one has suffered any sort of serious accident due to a motorcycle accident, please contact the motorcycle and head injury attorneys at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower and let us help you evaluate your claim. Contact us today at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free and come in for a free consultation.