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Chesapeake, VA Personal Injury Lawyer Reports: Navy Man Killed in Norfolk Motorcycle Accident

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently found that the number of motorcycle fatalities nearly doubled between 1997 and 2005. That shocking statistic gained credence on October 18, 2011 when Nay man Julian Austin Ford, 24, crashed his motorcycle into a guardrail on Terminal Boulevard near Ruthven Road in Norfolk, Virginia (VA), and suffered injuries that took his life after he was transported to a hospital. No other vehicles or drivers were involved.

To have such a young man lose his life is a true tragedy. Terminal Boulevard is a main road leading to and from the Norfolk Naval Station, so the man must have just been leaving work. The accident is still under investigation, and traffic may have played a role in causing the crash.

The small size of motorcycles put riders at risk from the moment they climb on the bike. Whether an accident involves another car or not, motorcyclists are at a far greater risk for injuries and death than people in cars or trucks. Even if a motorcycle hits a small rock or some debris on the road, riders can crash when a larger vehicle and the people inside would experience no problems at all.

Motorcyclists are often passionate about their bikes, but they sometimes forget the basic dangers that await around each corner.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
1 Comments
I am his little brother, I want to thank y'all for the article for my brother I think about him daily.
by Alexander Thuku September 14, 2016 at 09:56 AM
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