Most North Carolina motorcyclists are well aware that riding a bike can be risky. Despite the precautions they take, though, often car and truck drivers fail to notice motorcycles and to appreciate just how vulnerable riders can be to an accident.
A recent crash in neighboring South Carolina left a 50-year-old female motorcyclist dead after her bike hit a school bus carrying special-needs students. The victim was on her way to work as a nuclear technician at around 6:45 a.m. when the bus, traveling in the opposite direction, appears to have made a left turn in front of her. Unable to stop in time, the motorcyclist collided with the bus.