Motorcycle Passenger is Killed in Wreck in Winchester, VA
Passengers on motorcycles are among the most vulnerable of road users.
I was saddened to read about an accident in Winchester, Virginia, that claimed the life of the female passenger on a motorcycle and injured the rider. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred at about 4.15 p.m. on August 18, 2013, reported Your4State.com
Winchester City Police said a car struck a motorcycle on 4185 Northwestern Pike.
Tragically, the motorcycle’s female passenger was killed after she thrown from the motorcycle onto the ground. My thoughts are with her family. The rider of the motorcycle was taken to Winchester Medical Center. He suffered serious injuries, according to media reports.
Far too often the drivers of cars and trucks fail to notice motorcyclists until it is too late. A wide range of factors can lead to
a motorcycle accident, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the number one cause of motorcycle accidents is other drivers. Whether this is from failing to be aware of their surroundings, or ignoring a motorcyclist’s right of way, drivers of other vehicles pose the most serious threat to motorcyclists throughout Virginia.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle wreck or a loved one has been killed, you should contact an experienced Virginia motorcycle accident lawyer. See these tips on your rights as a motorcyclist in Virginia (VA).
The Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton, VA personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims.
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