Deadly Burke County Motorcycle Crash

This news is to promote awareness around the dangers of motor vehicle accidents in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. Our team at The Law Offices of Jason E.Taylor has represented thousands of clients who have been the victims of other’s negligence while operating motor vehicles. We deeply understand the profound impacts these accidents can have on so many families and loved ones.

One person passed away following a motorcycle accident Tuesday evening, August 29th in Burke County, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Troopers said the crash occurred on Interstate 40 West near Carolina Street SE, near Mile Marker 111 at approximately 6:30 p.m.

A 2000 Yamaha motorcycle was heading west in the right lane, where they tried to merge into the left lane, and hit a 2011 GMC Yukon traveling in the left lane.

The motorcycle driver, 28-year-old Matthew Lunsford, of Morganton, was ejected from the motorcycle and was hit by the Yukon. He was taken to a Morganton hospital where he passed away.

The driver of the Yukon didn’t sustain any injuries. The road was closed in the area for about an hour during the on-scene investigation. No charges will be filed in the crash

At The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of Matthew who suffered this tragic loss of life. We share our condolences for this devastating motorcycle accident.

Should you or someone you know find yourself injured as a victim of someone else’s negligence in an accident, our firm offers free consultations to help guide you through the process so you can focus on your mental and physical recovery. Contact us at 1-800-351-3008.
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