Marine in Critical Condition after Motorcycle Crash

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 6:30am PDT

Last week a Camp Lejeune Marine crashed into a mailbox after leading police in Richlands on a high-speed chase. According to the authorities, deputies tried to pull him over for speeding in Jonas County but he would not stop. He was going at speeds more than 100 miles an hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. During the chase, he was clocked at more than 115 miles an hour while trying to evade authorities. He was only stopped when he crashed into a mailbox in the process of trying to weave between a Chevy and the mailbox.

The owner of the house said medics had difficulty stabilizing the Marine after his crash and appeared to have head trauma and broken bones. He was initially taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital but was later airlifted to Vidant Medical Center, and is still in critical condition. Authorities have not notified his family, but have notified his commanders at Camp Lejeune.

Not all motorcycle accidents are the result of a high-speed chase, and many are caused by other drivers’ inattentiveness. You do not have to be speeding from the law to become injured in an accident. Most cases involve negligence of other drivers. If you have been injured in an accident, the first step is to seek immediate medical attention. If you are well enough, you should then take pictures of the accident and exchange information with all other vehicles involved for insurance purposes.

Lanier Law Group, P.A. offers assistance to those who have been involved in motorcycle accidents. Accidents are expensive and you should receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and damage done to your motorcycle. A North Carolina lawyer from the firm can ensure that you are properly compensated by insurance. Feel free to contact the firm today if you have any questions or want to arrange a consultation.

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