Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable of road users in Hampton Roads. They risk dangers from inattentive and distracted drivers on a daily basis and they lack the protection of a metal frame that car drivers have.
Oftentimes, even a crash at a low speed will leave a rider with serious or critical injuries. At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers our experienced motorcyclist accident attorneys help many riders to recover money to meet the costs of very serious injuries. Motorcyclists are vulnerable to head injuries and injuries that may involve amputations.
I was saddened to read how on Friday night in Portsmouth, a motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a drunk driver, according to police.
ABC13 news reported on this serious crash just before 2 p.m. A motorcyclist was riding in the 300 block of Portsmouth Boulevard when he was hit by another vehicle, according to Det. Misty Holley with the Portsmouth Police Department.
Paramedics transported the motorcyclist to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Police said the suspected drunk driver kept on driving after the crash until responding officers pulled him over a short distance away. He was later charged with DUI and hit and run.
It’s bad enough to hit a motorcyclist if you are not paying attention. Driving drunk and hitting a motorcyclist and then failing to stop is clearly an inexcusable scenario. I hope the rider who was involved in this accident makes a full recovery. I am relieved that this rider’s life is not in the balance but am well aware that serious injuries that are not life-threatening can entail a long recovery and place a massive burden on the injured person and his family.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you have a right to make a claim against an at-fault driver. See our frequently asked questions about motorcycle accidents in Virginia. Contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a completely free and confidential consultation at 757.455.0077.