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Edgar "Eugene" Gooch, a chemistry professor at Elon University was struck by a car while riding his bicycle Friday night on University Drive in Elon, NC. Gooch died as a result of the accident. According to WFMY News the police are still investigation the cause of the crash and no mention has been made regarding charges against the driver.

Bicycle accidents in North Carolina are common occurrences, especially since an increasing percentage of the cycling community includes children. There are precautions that can be taken to prevent bicycle injuries. Wearing a helmet and reflective clothing will help reduce the chance of serious injury.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia, with offices in northeast NC and Virginia Beach (VA), practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is: hsinjurylaw.com, the firm edits three injury law blogs: Virginia Beach Injuryboard & Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects.

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