Two vehicles and a motorcycle were involved in a crash in Chesapeake during the morning commute on Friday.
WAVY.com reported on how police said two vehicles and a motorcycle crashed in Chesapeake Friday morning. The crash occurred at the intersection Dominion Boulevard and Cedar Road, around 8:30 a.m.
Kelly O’Sullivan with Chesapeake police, said at least one person was transported to the hospital with back pain. Few other details were available of this wreck.
I am always concerned about reports of a crash involving a motorcycle at one of the dangerous intersections of my home town of Chesapeake.
The intersection of Dominion Boulevard and Cedar Road is busy and chaotic and has been highlighted as one of the worst in the City of Chesapeake.
Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable of road users. We highlight some of the issues motorcyclists face in our new book What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Accidents in Virginia.
Figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reveal there are more than 100,000 motorcycle accidents nationwide every year in the United States. Because motorcycles lack the external covering and protection that cars and trucks have, riders are 39 times more likely to die in an accident than other motorists. They also stand a significantly higher chance of sustaining a serious personal injury.
Intersections are particularly dangerous places for motorcyclists because they are often hit by cars and trucks as they make a right turn. My colleague John Cooper recently filmed a video about this issue.
As a motorcyclist, you have rights on the highways of Virginia and North Carolina. A wide range of factors can cause a motorcycle accident, but the NHTSA reports that the leading cause of motorcycle accidents is other drivers. Whether this is from failing to keep a proper lookout or ignoring a motorcyclist’s right of way, drivers of other vehicles pose the largest threat to motorcyclists throughout Virginia.
If you are driving on the busy roads and intersections of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach or Newport News you should always make a point of looking out for motorcyclists, particularly when you are making a turn.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, or any other kind of accident, due to the fault of another driver, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation at 757.455.0077. When it really counts, count on Cooper Hurley.