Lincoln Co., NC – Bicyclist Killed in NC-182 Auto Wreck

Lincoln Co., NC – Bicyclist Killed in NC-182 Auto Wreck

Lincoln Co., NC (April 12, 2024) – A fatal bicycle accident reported in Lincoln County on Wednesday evening claimed one person’s life. The accident occurred at around 9:00 p.m. on April 10.

According to official reports, a bicyclist was riding eastbound on North Carolina 182 when they were struck by a 2016 Jeep Cherokee near Sorells Baxter Road. The bicyclist was severely hurt in the crash. Despite medical efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased as a result of their injuries. The bicyclist was later identified as 59-year-old Timothy Mark Eaker. No other injuries were reported. The accident is currently being investigated.

We offer our sympathies to the family of Timothy Mark Eaker.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in North Carolina

Lincoln Co., NC – Bicyclist Killed in NC-182 Auto WreckStatistics gathered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) from 2021 show that a total of 961 bicyclists died as a result of motor vehicle accidents across the United States. Regrettably, many of these accidents are completely preventable. Every day, people lose their lives in car crashes that could have been avoided if some drivers had been more careful. In our state, we’ve seen too many fatal collisions caused by:

  • Drivers who are drunk or on drugs.
  • Distracted driving, like eating, texting, or chatting with passengers.
  • People ignoring traffic signals, stop signs, and other rules of the road.
  • Speeding or not adjusting speed for the conditions.

When drivers act this way, they keep causing serious accidents that devastate lives. Families who lose loved ones in these crashes need to reach out to a North Carolina wrongful death lawyer quickly. They can help pursue compensation for what happened. A compassionate legal team can assess the full extent of damages, including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost income, and emotional suffering, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your loss. More importantly, they offer personalized support and guidance, advocating for your rights while allowing you to focus on grieving and healing. By seeking the help of a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible, your family will have the best chance of protecting your rights and getting justice after experiencing the loss of a loved one.

At Ted Greve & Associates, we’re dedicated to fighting for justice and making sure accident victims and their families get the support they deserve. We’re here to talk about your case for free and explain your rights after a tragic collision. With our experience and commitment, we’ve helped many clients seek the justice they deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today at (800) 693-7833. We’re here to fight for you and your loved ones. Your well-being is our priority, and we’ll handle your case with no upfront fees.