A Prince William County, Virginia (VA), motorcycle officer was on his way to a crash scene mid-afternoon on New Year's Eve 2012 when a minivan turning left struck and killed him. The deadly accident occurred at the intersection of VA Route 28 and Piper Lane, and evidence showed that the law enforcement official was sounding his siren and had a green light.
The website Leesburg Today identified the deceased officer as Chris Yung and noted that the driver of the minivan will be charged with causing the fatal crash. Neither person in the larger vehicle suffered injuries in the collision.
The Virginia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers' Perspective
This accident illustrates three inescapable facts. First, any driver making a left-hand turn must yield right of way to traffic traveling straight through an intersection. Second, people behind the wheels of cars, trucks and vans must constantly watch for motorcycles, scooters, bicycles and pedestrians. Last, anyone not inside a closed vehicle like a car, truck or van rarely escapes a traffic crash without life-threatening or fatal injuries.
Sadly, the minivan driver did not wait for all traffic to clear, presumably did not see the police officer and caused an accident that took a life.
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