Crashes involving cars making a left turn that end up with serious and fatal injuries to motorcyclists happen often in Hampton Roads. We are saddened to read about the death of Tyree Freeland in Hampton.
This weekend Hampton Police revealed Tyree Freeland, 22, died in the hospital on Dec. 1 after a serious crash that happened on Thursday evening.
Hampton Police were sent out around 9 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of Cunningham Drive, reported WAVY.com.
Freeland was riding a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja. When police officers arrived at the accident scene on Cunningham Drive they found him suffering from critical injuries.
Our thoughts are with the family of Mr. Freeland at this tragic time.
Police said nobody else was injured in the crash. Police said a 2012 Dodge SUV was heading eastbound on Cunningham Drive. The driver attempted to make a left turn into the parking lot of the Coliseum Crossing Shopping Center.
As the Dodge turned, the Ninja motorcycle struck the back right passenger side of the turning vehicle. WAVY reported the crash was investigated by the members of the Hampton Police Division’s Reconstruction Team.
It’s not clear if charges will be forthcoming from this accident. Our Hampton motorcycle accident injury lawyers see far too many instances in which a car or SUV driver makes a left turn and fails to see a motorcyclist. Often the rider does not have time to take evasive action.
Riders of motorcycles face a wide range of dangers on the highways of Hampton Roads and Virginia.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driver distraction is the leading cause of accidents involving motorcycle riders.
Drivers are frequently on their cell phones or talking to other people. A momentary lapse of attention can lead to a wreck. If the other party is on a motorcycle, he or she may be thrown into the air even at a slow speed, suffering a critical injury like a head injury.
At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, our Hampton wrongful death attorneys are champions of the rights of motorcyclists. If you have lost a loved one or been injured on a motorcycle, please call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at (757) 455-0077.