A man whom police believed was involved in a Nov. 8 accident in North Carolina turned himself in to Concord police on Nov. 17. The man admitted to officers that he left the scene of the crash, which sent a Raleigh man to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries.
The accident occurred at about 11:45 a.m. on Weddington Road in Concord. A 2015 Indian Scout motorcycle and a car were stopped at the intersection of Rock Hill Church Road when a third vehicle struck them and then drove off. Photos from the scene of the accident showed the motorcycle lying on its side on the grass beside the road. Initial reports indicated that the motorcycle struck a roadside utility pole as a result of the collision.
A helicopter crew airlifted the motorcycle’s driver, a 52-year-old man, to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He reportedly remained hospitalized there in critical condition at the time of reports on Nov. 19.
The 52-year-old man who admitted to driving the car that struck the motorcycle said that he left the scene because his driving privileges in North Carolina had been revoked. He also said that a child was riding with him in the car, and he did not want the child to witness his arrest. Police charged the man, of Reading, Pennsylvania, with a felony count of hit and run and with driving while license revoked.
Hit-and-run drivers may manage to evade police for years, leaving victims wondering about their legal options to seek compensation. Personal injury attorneys are sometimes able to help victims after hit-and-run motorcycle accidents leave them seriously injured and in need of debt relief resulting from their medical bills and other expenses.
Source: WSOC, “Motorcyclist airlifted after crash, other vehicle left scene,” Nov. 8, 2014
Source: charlotteobserver.com, “Motorist charged in Nov. 8 Concord motorcycle wreck“, Steve Lyttle, November 19, 2014