Wilmington, NC (October 31, 2018) – In Wilmington, a fatal bicycle accident took place that involved a pickup driver. The accident led to DWI charges around 9:30 p.m. Friday night.
The accident took place at the intersection of Gregory Road and Banbury Lane. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a bicyclist identified as William Batson lying in the middle of the intersection. Police said that he died at the scene.
The pickup driver was identified as 45-year-old Brett Alan Matthews, who had been traveling on Gregory Road and attempted to make a left turn.
As of this morning, police said that the investigation continues and that additional charges might be filed.
Wilmington Bicycle Accident
Bicycle accidents happen on our roads for many reasons every year, including distracted driving, speeding, and drunk driving accidents. When a bicycle accident takes place, you have a variety of options when seeking compensation in the midst of your case. Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things that you can experience, which is why it is important to have an attorney on your side at this time.
You might be able to show through your wrongful death claim that somebody has acted in a negligent manner through their decision to drive drunk on the roadways. If you are able to show this, you might be able to compensate for aspects like medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs, and more. At the Nye Law Group, we do not want you to feel as if you are alone at this time. Call us for more information at (912) 200-5230.
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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.