Motorcyclist Timothy Halpin is Killed by Hit and Run Big Rig on I-95 in Fairfax, VA
A motorcyclist was killed when he was run over by a tractor trailer on Interstate 95 in northern Virginia this week.
To compound this tragic death the big rig didn’t even strop, said Virginia State Police.
NBC Washington reported Timothy Halpin, 68, of Dumfries, Va., died after he “apparently lost control of the motorcycle he was riding,” early in the morning of April 30, 2013.
He was riding on the Interstate close to Fairfax County Parkway, Virginia State Police said. As his motorcycle slid on to the left shoulder, Halpin was left in the center lane. He struck by the tractor trailer, which didn’t stop, according to state police.
As a Virginia Beach trucking accident attorney, I deal with many cases involving these heavy vehicles. The consequences of trucking accidents are often tragic. Halpin was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say alcohol was not a factor in this crash. It was raining at the time of the accident, though.
The backup on the busy interstate quickly grew to as much as nine miles, as police stopped traffic ahead of exit 163, according to news reported.
When motorcyclists are killed by big rigs the families of the deceased rider may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck driver or the trucking company.
Just a day after the I-95 crash another motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash involving a big rig on the same Interstate.
Wtop.com reported an accident at northbound I-95 just before the Quantico/Russell Road exit around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday.
Virginia State Police say a chain reaction crash started when a station wagon rear-ended a car that was stopped in heavy traffic.
“A motorcyclist then rear-ended the station wagon, sending the bike in one direction and the rider in the other. The motorcyclist was hit by a northbound tractor-trailer, while the stray motorcycle caused a three-car crash, also in the northbound lanes,” reported the station.
The motorcyclist was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The cases I have handled include a tragic accident in which a big rig rear-ended a car on I-64 in Norfolk, Virginia. Our client was a passenger in the car that was struck, which was traveling slowly after a tire problem. Both vehicles caught on fire. Our client was trapped within the passenger vehicle and lost his life.
All cases are different and we cannot guarantee the same result in your case.
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