Just yesterday I posted a blog about the importance of motorcycle safety awareness. If House Bill 105 passes through the North Carolina General Assembly, May will be devoted Motorcycle Awareness Month. Some much-needed attention can then be paid to safety concerns involving motorcycles and the over 260,000 North Carolinians licensed to drive them.
Unfortunately, that attention comes too late for Robert Haase, 48, of Liberty, NC. He was airlifted to Duke Hospital in Durham on March 17, 2011 following a near-collision with another vehicle. He’s lucky that the injury—albeit a serious personal injury—is not considered life threatening.
Mr. Haase suffered a broken leg after a car driven by James Brownfield, 42, of Climax, turned in from of the Harley Davidson bike he was riding down Wayne White Road in Randolph County. Highway Patrol Troopers charged Mr. Brownfield with unsafe movement. He claims that the brightness of the morning sun obscured Mr. Haase and his motorcycle from view.
If and when a full, official accident report becomes available for this motorcycle wreck, you can find it on www.egertonlaw.com. Hopefully, Robert Haase will make a strong, swift recovery.