A gentleman named Orlando Atkinson was seriously injured on Wednesday night when he was hit while riding his motorcycle in Goldsboro, North Carolina.  The wreck happened on Country Day Road near Wayne Memorial Drive when a vehicle crossed the center line and hit Mr. Atkinson while he was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Mr. Atkinson was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina for treatment.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is searching for the driver of the vehicle that crossed the center line.  It is believed to be a General Motors pick-up truck or SUV manufactured between 2007 and 2014.  Anyone with information about this accident is asked to call the North Carolina Highway Patrol at 919-731-7960.

Hit and run accidents can be among the most serious accidents on the roadways of North Carolina.  Many hit-and-run victims have serious injuries such as broken bones that come with substantial medical bills and time away from work.  An experienced hit-and-run lawyer can assist you with maximizing your recovery for all of your losses.

If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident, it is very important to notify local law enforcement officers immediately.  In some cases, the timing of notification to a law enforcement officer may be the difference in whether you can recover from any insurance company for your injuries.

We know that law enforcement officers will do their best to track down a hit-and-run driver. However, there resources may be limited and as time passes, the trail gets colder.  In addition to contacting law enforcement officers, you should strongly consider contacting an attorney so that your claim can be protected from any procedural loopholes that might exist.

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