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Eastern Shore Motorcycle Crash Claims Life of Chesapeake Rider
I was saddened to read about another fatal crash in Hampton Roads - this time on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
According to the report on WTKR, a motorcycle overturned after trying to avoid a 2002 Ford Focus after the Ford made an unsafe lane change. Christina G. Bowman-Weaver from Chesapeake was a passenger on the motorcycle. She was ejected at the time of the crash. She was transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital where she later died from her injuries. The driver of the motorcycle did sustain some injuries but there were not life threatening.
Both of the motorcycle riders were wearing proper safety helmets.
The crash occurred in the Nassawadox area of Northampton County in the southbound lanes of Route 13. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family of the victim.
Motorcycle crashes usually result in a higher rate of injury compared to accidents involving only automobiles for obvious reasons. Automobiles provide a much larger buffer between their passengers and oncoming traffic and obstacles. Automobile drivers must be cautious of motorcyclists. This accident is a prime example of a driver not taking the proper precautions around a motorcyclist. Because they are small, motorcycles sometimes do not appear in
Because they are small, motorcycles sometimes do not appear in side-view mirror, so it is imperative that drivers look over their shoulder to make sure there is not a motorcycle or other vehicle in their blind spot. As the weather heats up there will likely be more motorcycles on the roads, and more traffic in our area. Virginia Beach sees a huge rise in number cars on the road during the summer months. Whether you’re a visitor or a local driver, be cautious and share the road with motorcyclists. For more information on the upsurge in traffic due to tourism, read our recent blog post.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, make sure the victim seeks the proper medical treatment. If the accident was not your fault, you should contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. The Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers handle a variety of personal injury matters. While we cannot guarantee results, we can promise that we will work hard to resolve your case, or refer you to someone who can be of better help. Call the Cooper Hurley team at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation. When it really counts, count on Cooper Hurley.
John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.
Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.
Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.
Cooper Hurley awards three $2,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors in the Tidewater and Eastern Shore areas of Virginia. Eligible students can submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the subject of Distracted Driving. We established this program to aid worthy scholars and to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of distracted driving, which we encounter too often in our practice.