Gastonia, NC (December 7, 2018) – We previously reported on a bicycle accident in Gastonia that led to injuries in one person on Monday morning, and now they have been identified by police.
Police say that 60-year-old Kyle Longnecker was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle near the entrance to the Piedmont Community Charter School. The crash happened around 8 a.m. on South New Hope Road. The bicyclist was unconscious but still breathing when he was taken to the hospital.
Longenecker was struck by a 17-year-old student who was turning into the school at the time. As of now, no charges have been filed in the accident.
Police reported that a red sedan was towed away from the scene. They continue to investigate at the time.
At this time, we would like to extend our sincere sympathies to those involved in this accident with the hopes that they will receive a full recovery. We understand how devastating these accidents can be for all involved.
Bicycle Accident in North Carolina
Each year in North Carolina, approximately 1,000 bicyclists are involved in crashes with motor vehicles. On average, 20 of these people will be killed and 60 will be seriously injured and hospitalized. Children and young adults tend to be the ones who receive the worst injuries in these accidents involving motor vehicles. We want you to know that you are never alone during this time.
Our empathetic and compassionate North Carolina accident attorneys at the Nye Law Group have committed themselves to helping the victims of reckless parties. As members of our community, we are passionate about working to make our roads a safe place for all who share them. If you have been hurt, you need an experienced attorney with proven case results on your side to hold a reckless party liable for their actions. We cover a wide range of personal injury cases, including those who are injured in bicycle-related accidents. Do not hesitate to call us for more information at 912-200-5230. We are waiting to hear from you.
Note: A variety of outside sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.