Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Catawba County

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.

A motorcyclist passed away on Thursday morning, September 7th in Catawba County. The incident occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Startown Road at Catawba Valley Boulevard. A 1999 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling east on Catawba Valley Boulevard when the driver neglected to stop at a ride light and drove into the intersection.

A 2011 Ford F-150 going north on Startown Road hit the bike. The driver of the motorcycle, 62-year-old Gary Lee Washburn, of Vale, was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The truck driver didn’t sustain any injuries. The road was closed for about an hour as troopers investigated the scene.

At The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of Gary 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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Catawba County Motorcycle Accident Claims One Life

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