Norfolk Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Crash
An accident in Norfolk last week has landed one person in the hospital and another is facing charges. The April 6, 2018 accident occurred around 11 AM on Newtown Road in Norfolk. Police responded to a call about a collision involving a car and motorcycle. When they arrived on scene, they found a man lying in the roadway. He had been thrown from his motorcycle in the crash. EMS transported him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the car remained at the scene and cooperated with police. They say the driver could face charges related to the crash, pending the results of the investigation.
Details Remain Unclear
It’s not obvious who is at fault in this crash, but the fact that the driver of the car involved may face charges speaks volumes. Generally, motorcyclists tend to be very safe drivers who do all they can to avoid a collision. It is the other motorists around them who are not always as careful. If this driver was following too closely or didn’t spot the motorcyclist in their blind spot, they could be charged.
Options for the Family of the Victim
As the victim recovers, their family likely has many questions about their legal options. They should consider consulting with a Virginia motorcycle accident lawyer about the victim’s rights to compensation. Should the victim lose the fight for their life, the family may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.
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