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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

NC Officials Call for Motorcycle Safety This Fall

This fall, officials in Western North Carolina are calling on Motorcycle riders and motorists to exercise additional caution on local roadways. The leaf season is a popular time for motorcycle riders to hit the scenic roadways around Asheville. With recent motorcycle crashes happening on the Blue Ridge Parkway, rangers are reminding motorcycle riders to stay safe. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, advocates are calling on bikers to keep their eyes on the road and wear helmets. Although the beautiful fall foliage might tempt a motorist or motorcycle rider to take in the views, it's important to focus on the road. 

Motorcycle Crash on Blue Ridge Parkway

On Sunday, one person was injured in a motorcycle crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened near Graveyard Fields in Haywood County. Very little information about this motorcycle crash has been released, but we do know that one person was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. 

Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Brevard

On Thursday, a motorcyclist was killed in a Brevard Crash. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on US 276, above the Ranger Station, at about 6:00 p.m. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that a small passenger car was also involved. 

Moped Rider Struck by Ambulance in Asheville

Over the weekend, an ambulance in Asheville struck a moped rider. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Saturday afternoon on Hendersonville Road, between Sycamore Drive and Glenn Bridge Road. Very few details about the crash have been released, but we do know that the moped rider was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

South Carolina: High Rate of Motorcycle Fatalities

South Carolina is one of the most dangerous states for motorcycle riders. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, there were 135 motorcyclist deaths on South Carolina roadways last year. A report from the Post and Courier found that South Carolina's average fatality rate over a five-year period ending in 2015 was the second highest of states in the Southeast region. Nearly three-quarters of motorcycle riders who died on roadways in South Carolina over the past 10 years were not wearing a helmet at the time of their crashes. Riders are quick to point out a variety of factors that contribute to the fatality rate in South Carolina, including bad roads and inattentive drivers.  

Injury Crash Involving Motorcycle on I-26

On Saturday, two people were injured in a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime before 4:00 p.m. on I-26 west near the Airport Road exit. Very few details have been released about this crash, but initial reports indicate that an SUV rear-ended a truck and a motorcycle rear-ended the SUV.

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