Investigators in Virginia Beach are working to determine the cause of a motorcycle accident. The accident involved a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle at the intersection of Silina Dr. and Rosemont Rd. Authorities reported that the collision occurred at around 4:07 p.m. and the motorcyclist suffered serious injuries, believed to be life-threatening. Little details have been released regarding the crash and the investigation is ongoing.
There are approximately 8 million motorcycles registered in the United States. The thrill of riding on a motorcycle is contributed to the openness of the vehicle which also fails to offer the motorcyclist any protection in the event of an accident. Motorcycle accidents often result in life-altering injuries and fatalities and are more likely to be severe due to the lack of protection compared to that of a passenger vehicle. In 2014, there were nearly 5,000 motorcycle accident fatalities and while the reckless driving of the motorcyclist was to blame in some of the accidents, the negligence of other parties is a common cause. Drivers may have a difficult time seeing motorcycles due to their smaller size making it imperative for drivers to operate their vehicles with their full attention. Fatigued driving, distracted driving, and driving under the influence are common examples of driver negligence that cause motorcycle accidents. To properly determine the cause of your motorcycle accident, it is important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney.
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