A motorcycle rider died and his bike passenger went to the hospital with serious injuries following a collision with a car on U.S. Route 50 at the intersection with Gore Road/VA State Route 751 in Frederick County, Virginia (VA). The fatal accident occurred on the night of Sept. 19, 2012.
According to police, the car's driver turned left into the path of the motorcycle, and the motorcyclist was unable to slow, stop or swerve in time to avoid the collision. It is unclear whether the person behind the wheel of the car will be charged with any crime or traffic violation.
The Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyers' Perspective
As Virginia personal injury and wrongful death attorneys, we have represented dozens of victims of crashes between motorcycles and larger vehicles. In nearly every case, the driver of the car or truck who caused the wreck has said, in one way or the other, "I never saw the bike."
Drivers have to constantly watch for motorcyclists. This is especially true on rural, winding roads and when making left turn across lanes of oncoming traffic. The accident in Frederick County just west of Winchester, VA, illustrates the worst that can happen when drivers fail to share the road safely with bikers.
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