Jeep Driver is Cited After Motorcyclist is Injured in Ocean View in Norfolk
At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers we care about the rights of motorcyclists. Time and time again we have written about crashes in which drivers of cars and trucks fail to notice them and we have urged drivers to look out for those on two wheels.
You don’t need to be a Norfolk personal injury lawyer to know motorcyclists are a lot more vulnerable than other drivers when they end up in accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), states there are more than 100,000 motorcycle accidents nationwide every year. Because motorcycles lack the external covering and protection that cars and trucks have, riders are 39 times more likely to lose their lives in an accident than other motorists.
Recently, the Daily Press reported on how the driver of a motorcycle was seriously injured after he crashed with a Jeep Cherokee in Norfolk Wednesday morning, according to police.
This serious crash happened about 7:40 a.m. at the intersection of First View Street and Orange Avenue, in the Ocean View area of Norfolk, a police news release states.
The press release said crash scene investigators believe the Jeep was traveling eastbound on Orange Avenue, and the motorcycle was traveling northbound on First View Street when the accident occurred.
The Daily Press reported the Jeep stopped at the stop sign, and then proceeded forward between stopped vehicles that were facing southbound, according to the new release. As the Jeep Cherokee continued through the intersection, it hit the motorcycle, it states.
The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries, police said. The driver of the Jeep stayed on scene, but he refused treatment from medics.
The driver of the Jeep was later cited for failing to yield the right of way and driving on a suspended operators’ license. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
My thoughts are with the motorcyclist after this crash. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you may need to recover the most you can from the insurance company of the car driver, to pay for expensive medical treatment.
I am saddened to see so many instances in Hampton Roads in which car and truck drivers fail to notice motorcyclists. This issue is a particular problem when they are making a left turn.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, call our Norfolk personal injury lawyers at 757.45.0077 or see CooperHurley.com because your injury is our fight.