Norfolk, VA Motorcyclist Accident Lawyer Report – Rider Geoff Green Dies After Crash in Culpepper, VA
Geoff Green, a 24-year-old volunteer fire fighter, has become the latest motorcyclist to be killed on the roads of Virginia, an apparent victim of the carelessness of another driver.
Geoff Green was seriously injured in a crash in Culpepper, VA on May 24, 2012, Star Exponent reported.
The member of the Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department Company 2 died of his injuries two days later at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
The Star Exponent reported Mr. Green, of Culpeper, was riding north on Ira Hoffman Lane on a Yamaha motorcycle when a Toyota Camry approaching from the other direction, turned left in his path to go onto Burgandine Avenue, Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office stated.
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Mr. Green applied his brakes, according to a release from the sheriff’s department, but was unable to avoid hitting the front passenger side of the Toyota.
The 50-year-old driver of the Camry was charged with failure to yield the right of way.
Although Mr. Green was wearing a helmet, his injuries proved serious enough to take his life. Our thoughts are with the family of this young rider.
As experienced Norfolk, VA motorcycle injury attorneys, we see many cases in which a car driver has failed to notice a motorcyclist when making a turn, with tragic consequences.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the primary cause of motorcycle accidents is other drivers. This is often from failing to keep a proper lookout, or ignoring a motorcyclist’s right of way. These small errors have major consequences for motorcyclists throughout Virginia.
The specialist blog of our Virginia Beach motorcycle accident attorneys is full of reports of motorcyclist deaths, and we recently reported on the death of a Harley Davidson rider on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The figure for motorcyclist deaths in Virginia in 2012 has risen sharply compared to 2011.
When the death of a rider has been caused by the fault of another motorist his or her family can have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
See this article about your rights as a motorcyclist in Virginia.