September 8, 2011
It has long been said that what makes the motorcycle so dangerous is that other drivers cannot see the bike when it is on the road. In other words, the rider has to worry less about making a mistake and causing an accident, than it is the other vehicles around the rider they must be concerned with. This was the case Sunday afternoon when a dump truck pulled out in front of a motorcycle carrying two riders, causing the two vehicles to collide. According to WRAL News, the accident left one of the motorcycle’s riders in critical condition.
The crash happened on US Highway 70 in Selma, North Carolina, as the dump truck was leaving a gas station. Witnesses told authorities that the truck’s driver did not yield to the motorcycle, and whipped across five lanes of traffic. The motorcycle attempted to swerve in order to keep from hitting the truck, but the bike skid and collided with the truck, sending the riders flying through the air like rag dolls.
The married couple who were on the bike were both taken to the local hospital for treatment.
The dump truck driver was charged with not having an operator’s license, as well as careless and reckless driving.
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