Police in have charged the driver who was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in Charlotte, NC that resulted in the death of 31-year-old motorcyclist Shaquon Thompson on Monday evening.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the accident happened in the 7700 block of East W.T. Harris Boulevard just before 9 p.m.
When officers went to the intersection of East W.T. Harris Boulevard and Delta Crossing Lane, they found a 2016 Kia Forte with rear-end damage and a 2004 Suzuki GSXR 750 motorcycle.
The CMPD said Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Kia, 19-year-old Moo Paw stayed on the scene. Neither he nor his passengers suffered injuries.
Multiple personnel responded to the crash, including members of the CMPD’s major crash investigation unit, DWI Task Force, motor unit, and crime scene search team.
CMPD said their preliminary investigations showed the motorcycle was going at a high rate of speed. As it approached Delta Crossing Lane, the Kia pulled out in front of it.
Both Thompson and his bike struck the Kia and became separated in the motorcycle accident in Charlotte.
The police report said “speed is a contributing factor for the motorcycle” and Paw had “consumed an impairing substance”.
Paw is facing charges of driving while intoxicated, misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, no operator’s license, window tint violation, and possession of over a half-ounce of marijuana.
CMPD is continuing to investigate the crash and anyone who has information has been asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-344-1600.
If you lost a loved one in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for your losses. Civil action is separate from criminal charges the individual may face. Reach out to a North Carolina car accident lawyer for advice.