Motorcyclist Don Henry Harriman is Killed in Virginia By Driver Making a Left Turn
As an experienced Virginia motorcycle injury lawyer I am always saddened by the number of fatal motorcycle accidents I read about which involve a car making a turn.
Time and time again I see cases in which car drivers fail to look out for motorcyclists when they are making a turn. The consequences are often not serious for the car driver. They can end the life of the more vulnerable motorcyclist.
Reports suggest Don Henry Harriman, 69 from Charlotte Hall in Maryland was yet another rider who was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was hit and killed near Lynchburg in Virginia.
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His obituary described him as a man who enjoyed riding his motorcycle, gardening, wood working, helping friends and family and volunteering for good causes.
He was killed in Amherst County, Virginia on October 27. The reports on WSAZ3 stated the accident occurred at around 3:02 p.m. on Route 60, less than a mile of Route 602.
Police said a 1998 Isuzu Amigo SUV was traveling east on Route 60 when it stopped to make a left turn in the road. As the SUV was made the turn, it crashed into a 1994 Honda Shadow motorcycle driven by Mr. Harriman.
Police said charges are pending in the case. The driver of the SUV was not injured. A passenger suffered a minor injury.
My thoughts are with the loved ones who Mr. Henry left behind. Once again, it appears, the actions of an inattentive driver claimed the life of a motorcyclist in Virginia.
Motorcyclists are 39 times more likely than other drivers to be killed in accidents. I see many accidents in Virginia Beach and elsewhere in the state that have claimed the lives of motorcyclists and scooter riders.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a car driver, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the insurance policy of the at-fault driver.
Contact an experienced Virginia motorcycle injury lawyer for more details and a free consultation.
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