A second serious motorcycle accident has been reported in Hampton Roads just days after a moped rider was seriously injured in Norfolk.
WAVY.com reported on how Virginia Beach police say two people on a motorcycle sustained serious injuries on Saturday after the bike wrecked in the 1300 block of Mill Landing Road.
Police officers said the motorcycle was heading southeast on Mill Landing Road driven by a male rider with a woman on the back. Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the motorcycle when it exited the roadway to the left and went onto a gravel shoulder.
WAVY reported on how both of the people on the motorcycle were transported to area hospitals with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Police said they did not know why the motorcycle left the roadway, but alcohol was not believed to be a contributing factor. The crash is under investigation.
Last week a moped rider was seriously injured on Monticello Avenue in Norfolk. Police officers were called to a wreck near 11th Street and Monticello Avenue, around 6:40 a.m., on Wednesday, according to Officer Sam Shenouda with Norfolk police. Police said the moped rider was heading southbound on Monticello Avenue and was waiting to turn onto 11th Street, when a van traveling northbound struck him as he was making his turn.
The moped rider was taken to Sentra Norfolk General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the minivan was cited for failure to yield the right of way.
In many cases other road users cause injuries and deaths to motorcyclists by failing to yield or not looking out when making a left turn.
Drivers of other vehicles can be held liable for injuries to motorcyclists if they were at fault in a crash. The rider of a motorcycle that is involved in a crash can be liable for injuries sustained by a passenger, if he or she is at fault.
On our website we answer frequently asked questions about motorcycle wrecks. You have two years in Virginia to file a claim against the insurance company of an at-fault driver for injuries you sustained. If you were not wearing a helmet, you can still make a claim but it can be more difficult to prove you were not partially to blame for the injuries you sustained. You should never admit fault for an accident. It’s not always clear which party is to blame for a crash at the time it occurs. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle wreck or an auto crash, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation.