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Three injured in Moore Co. motorcycle wreck

Posted January 20, 2013

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— Three people were injured Sunday afternoon in a wreck involving a car and two motorcycles near Robbins in Moore County.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the wreck happened around 4:30 p.m. at River and Tommy roads after the car's driver turned in front of the motorcycles, causing them to strike the car.

The motorcyclists, as well as the driver were injured. One person was airlifted to an area hospital. The extent of their injuries was unclear Sunday night.

Troopers said the glare from the sunlight was a factor in the wreck.

It's unclear whether any charges were filed.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jan 22, 2013

    @wynnediii, yes, motorcycles and cars must obey the laws...speedlimits and full stops at stop signs. Both cars and motorcycles speed, often in "extreme excess" of speed limits...many times. Every day, actually.

    This accident is about what happened between these 3 vehicles, not some unknown guys last year on fast bikes or in a Corvettes, riding by your house.

  • wynnediii Jan 21, 2013

    I live near that road and I have seen motorcyclist driving in extreme excesses of the speed limit many times. It would not suprise me if speed was not the main factor.

  • Hatchcover Jan 21, 2013

    Rain can be a factor but no excuse - adjust your driving according to the conditions! Simple!

  • Hatchcover Jan 21, 2013

    You have to adjust your driving according to the conditions - Sunlight in your eyes, slow down! The conditions apparently did have an affect - all drivers must adjust to those conditions!

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 21, 2013

    Used to love riding my sportster and heading up to the mountains or down to the beach... but those days are over. With the way drivers are irresponsible on the road now, it simply took the fun out of riding for me. How can anyone see a motorcycle when all they see are text messages on their cell phone going down the road? Teenage girls are the worst, and really have no business even being on the road driving. When you're on the road yapping back and forth and texting about the latest hottest guy at school, it make for a deadly combination for the motorcyclist. In fact, teenages in general should not be issued a license until they're 21. And that goes for motorcyclist too. The under 21 class don't "get it" anyway.

  • goncampn2 Jan 21, 2013

    Sorry for the drivers but there is no such thing as an "accident" everything that happens involving vehicles is due to some one not paying attention or driving irresponsibly! While on a motorcycle you should have the attitude EVERYONE is trying to take you out and ride according to that!

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jan 21, 2013

    @pedsrndad, the only time I’ve almost died on my motorcycle was when someone driver looked right through me in broad daylight. Quick reactions, good brakes and good control saved me.

    Since then, I’ve used the old trick of leaving my High Beam on at all times and only dimming it when traffic approaches - at night. Now, drivers are going to have to work a little harder at their ignorance and impatience...but something tells me I shouldn’t expect too much.

    And, if people don’t care enough about their country and planet to not litter, they certainly don’t care about anyone else behind them. (unless it’s a cop, of course) You can report litterbugs here (yes, cigarettes are litter): http://www.ncdot.gov/doh/operations/dp_chief_eng/roadside/Beautification/Litterbug/salform.html

    They will get a nice letter in the mail reminding them of what they did, that there’s an expensive fine and community service (picking up litter!)...all for first time offenders.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jan 21, 2013

    Is it too much to ask that you don’t move your car if you can’t see?

    #1 Come to a complete stop and actually LOOK. Yes, we're asking to wait your turn. Shocker. You're not the only person on the road and you're commanding at least 1.5 tons.

    #2 If you can't see, don't move your car. Not *one* inch. Roll your window down. Stick your head out. Open your door and get out of your car if you have to. Wear Polarized sun glasses...or all of the above.

    Show some responsibility for the 3000 lb sled that you command. Or, take the bus.

  • brassy Jan 21, 2013

    "Troopers said the glare from the sunlight was a factor in the wreck."

    That is no excuse. The driver needs a big ticket and a pair of sunglasses. He/She could have killed someone.

  • pedsrndad Jan 21, 2013

    Most of the time, drivers claim they didn't see the motorcyclist when there is no impairment of vision at all so I don't really buy the "sun in my eyes" excuse. If he didn't see them, what about hearing them? I ride frequently and have had drivers run me out of my lane and almost off the road several times as well as pull right out in front of me in full daylight. Since I'm on the subject of inconsiderate drivers, I'd like to register a protest against the dangerously ignorant drivers that flick their lit cigarette butts out their windows. Do you have any idea what riding through a cloud of sparks is like? If you are going to litter, at least try to make sure a motorcycle is not behind you.