One Dead After a Crash Between a Car and a Riding Lawnmower

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 man passed away while he was riding his lawnmower. While on his lawnmower he collided with an SUV on a dark Catawba County road. The incident occurred around 8:20 p.m. Saturday, September 16th, just east of the Rock Barn Country Club and Spa near Claremont. The scene of the accident is about 45 miles northwest of Uptown Charlotte.

A 2001 Honda Passport was traveling south on Shook Road when it hit a riding lawn mower. 59-year-old Phillip Michael Brooks, the operator of the mower was ejected from the mower and critically injured. He was transported by EMS to Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, where he later died due to his injuries from the accident. The Honda was driven by a 52-year-old man from Hickory, and he was not injured.

Investigators say the riding lawn mower did not have any lights or reflective markings on it at the time of the crash. No charges will be filed in this case.

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

Note: This information is created and published using publicly available (secondary) sources. The information being shared and reported has not been independently verified. If you see any information that should be corrected or updated since publication, contact us and we will review and revise accordingly. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.


Phillip M. Brooks Killed in Terrible Catawba Car-Lawnmower Crash

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