Newport News has seen a series of crashes that have left motorcyclists seriously injured or dead in recent weeks.
Just a month ago, a couple was arrested over an alleged hit-and-run crash near the I-664 Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel that killed motorcyclist Taeisha Wilson.
Now Newport News police are seeking another hit and run driver after a crash that left a motorcyclist with serious injuries on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.
The Virginian-Pilot reported that police are seeking the driver of a Honda Civic that collided with a motorcyclist on Saturday night, leaving the rider with serious injuries.
The crash occurred just after 9 p.m. at the intersection of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard and Traverse Road, according to a Newport News police news release. Police said the rider of a Honda B60 motorcycle, was taken to a hospital with “serious injuries”. He remained hospitalized almost a week after the accident.
My thoughts are with this rider and his family. I have seen numerous motorcyclists hurt by the careless and reckless actions of other drivers this summer.
Witnesses told police that the Civic was heading west on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard and the driver was attempting to make a left on Traverse Road against a red light, the police press release stated. The motorcycle was traveling east on J. Clyde Morris and struck the Civic in the right rear door.
Media reports said the driver of the Civic sat in the vehicle before leaving the scene before police officers arrived. The car was later found abandoned at Harpersville and Groom roads.
The driver has yet to be identified. Police are asking anyone with information to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP .
There is never any excuse for leaving an accident scene, particularly when another driver, a passenger or a motorcyclist, is seriously injured. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash due to the fault of another driver, you may be able to make a claim for your injuries. You should call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077.