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Motorcyclist Tyree Freeland Dies After Hampton Crash

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Motorcyclist Tyree Freeland Dies After Hampton Crash

Crashes involving cars making a left turn that end up with serious and fatal injuries to motorcyclists happen often in Hampton Roads. We are saddened to read about the death of Tyree Freeland in Hampton.

This weekend Hampton Police revealed Tyree Freeland, 22, died in the hospital on Dec. 1 after a serious crash that happened on Thursday evening.

Hampton Police were sent out around 9 p.m. to a two-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of Cunningham Drive, reported

Freeland was riding a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja. When police officers arrived at the accident scene on Cunningham Drive they found him suffering from critical injuries.

Our thoughts are with the family of Mr. Freeland at this tragic time.

Police said nobody else was injured in the crash. Police said a 2012 Dodge SUV was heading eastbound on Cunningham Drive. The driver attempted to make a left turn into the parking lot of the Coliseum Crossing Shopping Center.

As the Dodge turned, the Ninja motorcycle struck the back right passenger side of the turning vehicle. WAVY reported the crash was investigated by the members of the Hampton Police Division’s Reconstruction Team.

It’s not clear if charges will be forthcoming from this accident. Our Hampton motorcycle accident injury lawyers see far too many instances in which a car or SUV driver makes a left turn and fails to see a motorcyclist. Often the rider does not have time to take evasive action.

Riders of motorcycles face a wide range of dangers on the highways of Hampton Roads and Virginia.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driver distraction is the leading cause of accidents involving motorcycle riders.

Drivers are frequently on their cell phones or talking to other people. A momentary lapse of attention can lead to a wreck. If the other party is on a motorcycle, he or she may be thrown into the air even at a slow speed, suffering a critical injury like a head injury.

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, our Hampton wrongful death attorneys are champions of the rights of motorcyclists. If you have lost a loved one or been injured on a motorcycle, please call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at (757) 455-0077.

Griff O'Hanlon

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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.

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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.

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Bill O’mara

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 Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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