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Pedestrian in Critical Condition after Motorcycle Accident

Jonathan Hernandez3 months ago

One person is in critical condition following a pedestrian-motorcycle accident that happened in Davidson County, which is in North Carolina.

Details about the Pedestrian-Motorcycle Accident

FOX 8 News is reporting that the North Carolina Highway Patrol has released the names of the two people who were involved in a motorcyclepedestrian accident that happened in Davidson County in North Carolina.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has further revealed that the accident happened on the 6000 block of NC 150 North at about 11:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

The victims in the accident have been confirmed as 62-year-old Patricia Gillespie, who was crossing the road after checking her mail and crossing into the path of an oncoming motorcycle that was being driven by 55-year-old Perry Tilly at the time of the accident.

At this time, no charges have been filed on either person in regards to the accident.

Gillespie remains at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in critical condition as of Monday afternoon.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, an additional 150,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
  • Pedestrians are typically 1.5 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than occupants of motor vehicles. 

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