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Virginia Beach Scooter Rider is Killed in Crash With Van on Wolfsnare Road

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Virginia Beach Scooter Rider is Killed in Crash With Van on Wolfsnare Road

This month, we are highlighting some of the hazards caused to motorcyclists and others on two wheels by other cars. Drivers who make left turns are one of the biggest threats in Virginia.

I was saddened to read of another crash that claimed the life of a man on a scooter in the Hilltop area of Virginia Beach Thursday.

A scooter rider was killed in Virginia Beach

Police say the fatal accident occurred at about 11.45 a.m. at the intersection of Gloria Place and Wolfsnare Road. It involved a van and a scooter.

Inevitably, in such a wreck the rider is likely to be more seriously injured. Tragically, the scooter rider was declared dead at the wreck scene. Our thoughts are with the family of this rider.

Police said the driver of the scooter was heading east on Wolfsnare, while the van was heading west on Wolfsnare. Details remain scant, but it appears that the van driver made a left onto Gloria Place when the accident happened.

Although neither alcohol nor excess speed were factors in this accident, we do know the failure of drivers to see a motorcyclist when making a turn is a leading cause of crashes involving motorcyclists, scooters or mopeds.

Vehicles like vans often have blind spots. However, that’s not a reason to fail to look out for smaller vehicles such as motorcycles.

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we are strong advocates of the rights of motorcyclists and the need for other drivers to share the road with riders. Drivers also need to look out for cyclists and pedestrians.

Our attorneys have represented the families of deceased riders in claims against the insurance companies of drivers. You can find out more about wrongful death claims in Virginia by visiting our dedicated webpage.

About 800 people die in auto wrecks in Virginia every year. It’s a large number compared to deaths in other kinds of accidents. When you lose a loved one, one of the last things you want to do is deal with a lawsuit. However, a death in the family often leaves serious financial issues as well as heartbreak. Please call today at (757) 455-0077 for a consultation with our wrongful death team.

John Cooper

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John Cooper

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

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

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