Alcohol “A Factor” as Motorcyclist Daniel J Lewis is Killed in VA Beach
Another motorcyclist has lost his life in Virginia Beach and police say drunk driving was a likely factor in the crash.
Further details have been released of a chain-reaction crash on General Booth Boulevard on Aug. 8 at 1:58 a.m.
In a press release Virginia Beach police said Daniel J. Lewis, 28, of Thrush Court in Virginia Beach died of his injuries. My condolences go out to his family at this tragic time. Once again, it appears a motorcyclist who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, has paid the price of another driver’s recklessness, with his life.
In the press release Virginia Beach Police said a preliminary investigation revealed an off duty Virginia Beach police officer was driving north on General Booth Boulevard in a 2011 Saab. The off duty officer observed police officers investigating a disturbance on the roadside in the south bound lanes. He slowed his vehicle down to ensure the safety of the investigating officers.
The press release said the off duty officer then noticed a vehicle in his rear view mirror approaching at a “high rate of speed.” In an effort to avoid a collision, he moved into the left turn lane. The Saab was then struck from behind by a 1984 Honda motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital in a critical condition. He died of his injuries on Sunday, August 10, 2014.
“Alcohol is a factor in this accident with speed believed to be a contributing factor,” stated the police press release. The crash remains under investigation.
This has been a tragic summer for motorcyclists in Hampton Roads with many lives lost, most of them due to the fault of other drivers. At Cooper Hurley we are strong advocates for the rights of motorcyclists. We never represent drunk drivers; we sue them. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer.