Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Accident in Virginia Beach Causes Serious Injuries

Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable of road users. I was appalled to read about an apparent motorcycle hit-and-run crash in Virginia Beach this morning that left a rider seriously injured.

The rider suffered life-threatening injuries following a crash at Northampton Boulevard in Virginia Beach, reported WAVY.com.

Police described this incident as a motorcycle hit-and-run. They are seeking a dark SUV with a shattered rear window.

Investigators said the motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in the hit-and-run crash just before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning at Northampton Boulevard off Bayside Drive. The motorcyclist was treated for serious injuries at a local hospital.

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The wreck reduced Northampton Boulevard to one lane in the wake of the wreck.

Virginia Beach police spokesperson Tonya Pierce said the accident was being treated as a hit-and-run.

Sadly, every year we see numerous hit and runs including motorcycle-hit-and-runs.

Earlier this month, we noted how an alleged accident in which the driver fled left an elderly woman dead in York County.

The wreck occurred on Denbigh Boulevard just east of Route 17. The driver of a 2015 Chrysler 300 was heading east on Denbigh Boulevard. The Chrysler unexpectedly veered into the westbound lanes. It then sideswiped a 1998 Lincoln Town Car and a 1996 Ford Ranger. The wreck led to the death of 81-year-old Doris Jean Wright from Gloucester County.

A 32-year-old Newport News man was charged the next day over the crash. Police said he left the scene.

Two years ago, we noted an accident in which a cyclist was badly injured in Portsmouth when he was struck by a hit-and-run dump truck.

Hit-and-run drivers seldom get away with it. Often their vehicles have sustained damage. They typically face considerably more severe consequences for fleeing an accident scene than they would if they stayed.

You should never drive away from an accident scene before the police arrive, even if no serious injuries have been sustained.

Even at low speeds, motorcyclists may be badly hurt. Few details have been released about the crash on Northampton Boulevard, but often motorcyclists are hurt at intersections when cars, SUVs, or trucks are turning and fail to see them.

As a motorcyclist, you have rights on the highways of Virginia. If you suffered an injury due to the fault of another driver, we can help you. Call our Virginia motorcycle wreck team at (757) 455-0077.

Griff O'Hanlon

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