The Transylvania Times -

Biker Deaths, Injuries Rising


Motorcycle fatalities and injuries across the United States are on the increase, according to the 2007 Traffic Safety Annual Assessment, and Transylvania County has not been immune to the trend.

On Aug. 10, 43-year-old Markus "Mark" McCall, of Balsam Grove, died after a motorcycle accident on N.C. 215.

On Aug. 28, another Balsam Grove resident, Glen Russell Judd, was injured in a motorcycle accident, this time just past Gorges State Park.

According to the 2007 Traffic Assessment, motorcycle accidents have increased by 17 percent in the last year in the United States, while motorcycle fatal...

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