Multiple dangerous motorcycle accidents have happened in Lynchburg, Virginia over the past month. Despite continued lockdown restrictions due to COVID-19, drivers continue to be involved in dangerous motorcycle collisions. Even the safest motorcyclists can become injured in a motorcycle accident. Many Lynchburg passenger vehicle drivers do not pay enough attention to their surroundings. Intoxicated drivers, distracted drivers, and speeding drivers can all cause fatal Lynchburg motorcycle accidents. The following accidents have taken place in the last month in Lynchburg and throughout Virginia.
A Fatal Motorcycle Accident Occurred in Roanoke County
Local police are continuing to investigate a fatal motorcycle accident that left a motorcyclist from Roanoke dead. The fatal motorcycle accident happened at the intersection of Commander Drive and Williamson Road on August 8th. According to the initial investigation, the motorcyclist was heading south on Williamson Road when he struck a vehicle that was turning off of Commander Drive. First responders pronounced the 36-year-old motorcyclists dead at the scene of the crash.
The deceased motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Local law enforcement suspect that the motorcyclist’s speed contributed to the accident. He may have been unable to avoid colliding with the passenger vehicle because of his increased speed.
A Fatal Motorcycle Accident Involved Six Motorcycles
At the end of July, a dangerous multi-vehicle motorcycle accident happened in Fairfax County. Virginia State Police are investigating the fatal crash that happened on July 26th at the I-95 and I-495 interchange. A state trooper saw six motorcycles traveling together at the right rate of speed on I-495. The trooper pulled up behind the group of motorcyclists, and two of them accelerated in their speed, pulling away from the group.
The trooper turned on his siren and activated his warning lights to initiate a traffic stop of the speeding motorcyclists. Instead of stopping, the motorcyclists accelerated to a higher speed and took an off-ramp to avoid the law enforcement offer. As they tried to curve around the ramp at a high rate of speed, one of the motorcyclists ran off the side of the road, crashing into the cement retaining way. Sadly, the 24-year-old rider flew off of the motorcycle and died at the scene of the accident. Virginia State Police officers are still investigating the crime. The other motorcyclists did not stop at the scene of the accident.
A Virginia Beach Man Lost Control of His Motorcycle and Died From His Injuries
Another fatal Virginia motorcycle accident happened on June 28th when 28-year-old Virginia Beach man lost control of his motorcycle. Paramedics tried to save his life at the scene of the accident, near the Atlantis Apartments, but they were unsuccessful. This accident has been newsworthy after several inaccurate reports regarding what happened when local firefighters responded to the fatal accident. At first, an internal Fire Department memo stated that a crowd gathered at the scene and started harassing, kicking, and pushing the firefighters.
A firefighter at the scene said that one firefighter was shoved and another firefighter was kicked, but these actions were done out of emotion and did not stop them from providing emergency response aid to the injured victim. No firefighters suffered injuries from the incident. According to the mother of the victim, they did not do anything wrong to the emergency responders.
The man who passed away had just purchased the motorcycle that day. He was showing off the motorcycle to his friends and had planned to go out to eat with his family later. The man’s bike went into the air, and a witness called 9-1-1. He helped provide emergency aid to the motorcyclists until the first responders arrived. His emergency phone call lasted about a minute-and-a-half.
The motorcyclists died while on the way to the hospital, which was on lockdown to the coronavirus. According to a report by the EMS Supervisor, someone pounded their fists into the EMS SUV, causing damage. Another internal report stated that some of the crowd followed the ambulance to the hospital, attacking the ambulance the entire time.
One Dead After Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Virginia law enforcement is investigating a traffic fatality. They discovered a dead man at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Roanoke on August 6th. Officers reported that the motor vehicle accident involved a motorcycle. When officers arrived at the scene of the crime, they found a man laying on the road next to a motorcycle. They also found another vehicle nearby. The man lying next to the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers are now investigating the crime as a traffic fatality. Their preliminary report stated that a vehicle was traveling toward the intersection, and that the motorcycle was traveling west. The motorcycle may have struck the vehicle after entering the vehicle’s lane of traffic. The driver of the passenger car vehicle is cooperating with the ongoing police investigation.
Police officers have not yet made any arrests connected with this fatal motorcycle accident at the present time. They are seeking any information people might have about the investigation, particularly witnesses who may have seen the accident happen so they can determine whether the passenger car vehicle driver was at-fault for the accident in any way.
Contact an Experienced Lynchburg Motorcycle Accident Today
If you have suffered an injury caused by a Lynchburg motorcycle accident, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries. The sooner you speak to an experienced lawyer, the better. At Straw Law Firm, our lawyers have extensive experience when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. If you have suffered an injury through no fault of your own, you deserve compensation for your injuries.
We understand that a motorcycle accident can be some of the most dangerous and deadly accidents. Our law firm has a reputation for advocating aggressively so our clients can receive the most compensation possible. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.