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Motorcyclist Steve Decker is Killed in Crash on Carolina Road in Suffolk

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Motorcyclist Steve Decker is Killed in Crash on Carolina Road in Suffolk

Collisions with other vehicles are the most common kinds of motorcycle crash we see in Hampton Roads. They are often fatal. We were saddened to read about the death of motorcyclist Steve Decker in Suffolk on Sunday evening.

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire and Rescue personnel responded to this serious accident just before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, reported WAVY.com.

A motorcyclist was transported to the hospital after colliding with a car on Carolina Road in Suffolk Sunday evening.

 

Motorcyclist Steve Decker died on Carolina Road in Suffolk

Motorcyclist Steve Decker lost his life on Carolina Road in Suffolk (Suffolk police)

Suffolk Police spokesperson Diana Klink said the crash occurred in the 1100 block of Carolina Road. The location is in a rural area south of downtown Suffolk near Suffolk Executive Airport.

Steve Louis Decker, 67, of  Hayes, Virginia received emergency treatment at the hands of Suffolk Fire and Rescue personnel, reported WAVY.com.

The news station reported he was thrown from his motorcycle after colliding with a 4-door passenger vehicle. He was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. He later died of his injuries.

The other driver was not injured in this crash. Images from the scene showed a white car with damage to its rear end.

The wreck closed the northbound and southbound lanes of the roadway. The cause of the accident remains under investigation, according to Suffolk Police.

It’s not clear why motorcyclist Steve Decker was involved in a crash, but our deepest condolences go to his family.

In many cases, motorcyclists are killed when cars are making a turn at an intersection and fail to see a rider approaching. It’s not clear if this was the scenario that caused Sunday’s fatal accident.

More riders are on the roads of Virginia over the summer months. It’s imperative to look out for riders before you make a turn.

Read more about motorcycle accidents here on our website. Every year, approximately 80 riders lose their lives on the highways of Virginia. Riders lack the protection a steel frame affords car and truck drivers. Even at very slow speeds crashes can prove fatal.

Please call our Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers today if you or a loved one has been involved in a wreck at (757) 455-0077.

Griff O'Hanlon

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