I was saddened to read about the death of another motorcyclist in Virginia in a wreck involving a larger vehicle that could have been a carbon copy of so many others I have read about in the Commonwealth.
As Virginia wrongful death attorneys, we represent the families of many people who have been killed due to the carelessness of another driver. In the case of motorcyclists who are afforded little or no protection from their bikes, far too many lives are lost due to drivers who apparently fail to see them on the road.
Virginia State Police said a motorcyclist lost his life on the Eastern Shore of Virginia at about 2: 50 p.m. on Saturday in Temperanceville.
Sgt. Michelle Anaya of Virginia State Police said a motorcycle was heading south on Route 13 when a Chevrolet Suburban appeared on the highway from Saxis Road, into the path of the motorcycle. The rider, 52-year-old Corlas Dorel Dennis, was thrown off his motorcycle and suffered significant injuries.
A Nightingale helicopter was called to the accident scene, WAVY.com reported, and Mr. Dennis was taken to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Maryland, where he later died.
An 81-year-old driver was later charged with failure to yield right of way. Anaya said alcohol and speed were not factors in the crash. My condolences are with the family of Mr. Dennis. This fatal crash took place just a matter of days after motorcyclist James Bognar was killed in Virginia Beach when a car pulled out in front of him on Indian River Road.
The Eastern Shore crash also raises further questions about older drivers on the roads of Virginia. If you have lost of loved one due to the fault of another driver, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit to cover losses you have incurred. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a free consultation 757.455.0077757.455.0077