Newton, NC (February 25, 2021) – At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday evening, February 25, a fatal motorcycle accident took place at an intersection in Newton.
Catawba County officials responded to the scene of the accident, which took place on NC-16 around the area of Mount Olive Church Road. Highway Troopers said that Troy Faust was riding his motorcycle in the area when the driver of a Ford pickup truck made a left turn at the intersection.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene of the crash. Faust was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck, identified as 65-year-old Timothy Roberts, did not stop at the scene. He was found miles away from the accident and charged with driving while impaired, felony hit-and-run, and more.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for a period of time.
No further details have been released. The investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
Thousands of motorcycle accidents occur every year in the state of North Carolina due to the negligence of others. In fact, according to statistics, approximately 4,269 motorcycle accidents occurred in the state of North Carolina due to a variety of reasons. Out of these accidents, over 160 people were killed. Losing somebody you love in a motorcycle collision might be one of the most difficult things that you will ever have to come to terms with. It is important that you have a legal advocate on your side who can assist you every step of the way when it comes to your claim.
No amount of money can bring back somebody who has lost their life in a motorcycle accident. However, financial compensation can help you move forward in a variety of ways as you grieve the loss of your loved one. You should never have to face the stressful aftermath of an accident on your own, which is why you are urged to speak with an attorney who has handled these types of claims in the past. You and your family may be feeling lost and confused following a North Carolina motorcycle accident. You should plan on speaking with a wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
At Maurer Law, our accident attorneys are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal crash. We understand how challenging it can be to face the aftermath of a fatal crash, which is why we offer our support to you when you need it the most. Our attorneys will help you along the often-problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (844) 817-8058 to find out how we can help you.
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