Motorcyclist Died in a Victoria Boulevard Crash in Hampton
Police are investigating a fatal wreck in Hampton today when a motorcyclist died in a Victoria Boulevard crash.
The wreck occurred at the intersection of Victoria Boulevard and Greenbrier Avenue on Thursday just before 5 p.m. Police said the male rider was traveling south on Greenbrier when he was in a collision with a dark-colored Dodge Charger.
The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital. He failed to recover from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The crash occurred less than 24 hours after another motorcyclist was killed in Newport News.
A report in the Daily Press noted the Hampton crash closed both eastbound lanes and one westbound lane of Victoria Boulevard. Official information is yet to be released on how the motorcyclist died in a Victoria Boulevard crash.
Our thoughts are with the family of the motorcyclist after this wreck.
The previous night, a 34-year-old man from Hampton died from injuries sustained in a single motorcycle crash on Campbell Road and Warwick Boulevard in neighboring Newport News. The Daily Press reported a Newport News police officer attempted to make a traffic stop of a motorcycle on Oyster Point Road for speeding. Media reports stated the motorcyclist immediately headed off northbound on Warwick Boulevard to elude the traffic stop, stated Newport News Police Department spokesman MPO Brandon Maynard.
According to the Daily Press, the police officer did not give chase. However, police dispatch received a call about a motorcycle wreck at the intersection of Campbell Road and Warwick Boulevard soon after the attempted stop. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the wreck, according to police.
Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable of road users. They are at particular risk at intersections where other drivers may fail to notice them when making turns.
It’s not clear if the Hampton motorcyclist died in a Victoria Boulevard crash due to the actions of another driver but it’s a possibility. Many accidents that kill or main riders at intersections are caused by other drivers.
The leading cause of motorcycle accidents is other vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cites factors including limited visibility, carelessness, and driver distraction as being reasons why larger vehicles collide with motorcycles.
Motorcyclists have rights in Virginia. If you lose a loved one in a motorcycle accident due to the actions of another driver, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death case against the at-fault driver. Please call our personal injury lawyers for more details at (757) 455-0077.