CHARLOTTE, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A motorcyclist was killed when he crashed into the side of an SUV in Charlotte’s South Park neighborhood last Friday, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Police said the crash happened around 8:36 p.m. near the 4800 block of Sharon Road.
When officers arrived, they found the motorcycle rider lying in the roadway unconscious next to his Suzuki GSXR 750 motorcycle.
The driver, identified as 35-year-old Anthony Martin, died from his injuries.
A Subaru SUV was also at the scene, CMPD said.
Detectives said the initial investigation showed the driver of the Subaru was attempting to make a left turn onto Sharon View Road at the same time the motorcycle was traveling in the opposite direction on Sharon Road.
As the Subaru was making a left turn, Marten attempted to brake, causing the motorcycle to flip onto its side and into the passenger side door of the SUV.
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Marten was wearing a DOT-approved helmet at the time of the crash, according to CMPD. He also had a valid motorcycle license.
Investigators said neither health nor speed were factors in the driver of the SUV.
It is still unknown if speed may have been a factor for Marten.
Police said the investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information is asked to call Detective Mercedes at 704-432-2169 extension 5 or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
A motorcyclist has died after being struck by an SUV in south Charlotte, police say
Source link A motorcyclist has died after being struck by an SUV in south Charlotte, police say