A man seriously injured in a motorcycle collision in Elizabeth City Tuesday evening has died, police said on Wednesday.
Luiz Leal, 39, died from his injuries at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, Officer Lamont Butts, a spokesman for the Elizabeth City Police Department, said.
According to Butts, Leal was traveling north on Halstead Boulevard about 6:23 p.m. Tuesday when his 2007 Triump motorcycle collided with a southbound 2006 Jeep Wrangler at the Walker Avenue intersection. The Wrangler, driven by Austin Clark, 26, was attempting a left turn onto Walker at the time, Butts said.
Leal, who suffered serious injuries in the collision, was transported by Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services to Sentara Albemarle where he later died, Butts said.
Clark was not injured in the collision, he said.
Witnesses, including Clark, said Leal was operating his motorcycle without any headlights, Butts said. Police officers investigating the collision found the headlights of Leal’s motorcycle completely covered with aluminum duct tape, he said.
Police do not know why the headlights of the motorcycle were covered with duct tape, he said.
No charges have been filed in the collision, Butts said.
Police are currently investigating to determine the factors that contributed to the collision, Butts said. He asked for any other witnesses to the incident to contact Officer E. Goodwin at the ECPD at 335-4321.