Motorcyclist is Killed In Crash With a Car at 38th Street and Colley Avenue in Norfolk
It has been a terrible week for motorcyclists in South Hampton Roads.
I was shocked to read about another fatal accident in Norfolk – this time on Thursday night – in which a rider lost his life Norfolk traffic investigators are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Thursday night.
WAVY.com reported that shortly before 9 p.m., Norfolk Emergency Operations Center received a 911 call about a crash involving two vehicles at 38th Street and Colley Avenue, stated Officer Daniel Hudson with the Norfolk Police Department.
Norfolk police and fire-rescue crews found a motorcyclist lying in the road suffering from serious injures. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Hudson said.
There were no other injuries reported and the driver of the other vehicle stayed at the scene. A preliminary investigation indicated that neither alcohol nor speed were causes of the crash, Hudson said.
Earlier this week a driver was charged with DUI over the tragic death of scooter rider Tamika Gustinell. On the same day a motorcyclist was reported to be in a critical condition after he was hit by an SUV on Virginia Beach Boulevard.
On a daily basis drivers are failing to see or to look out for motorcyclists until it’s too late. Motorcyclists lack the same protection as drivers and are susceptible to head injuries. Time and time again I see motorcyclists receiving serious or even fatal injuries at fairly low speeds when a car makes a turn and the driver fails to notice a rider who crashes into the automobile.
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