According to a report in The Virginian-Pilot, a military man from New Jersey was killed this weekend after he lost control of his motorcycle on southbound I-564. The man was then struck by a hit-and-run driver and left for dead, according to Virginia State Police.
The biker, James W. Keith Jr., 50, was trying to exit the Terminal Boulevard ramp around 2 a.m. when he fell off his 2002 Harley Davidson. A friend driving nearby in another motorcycle pulled over to help just as a dark-colored, four-door Chevy Cobalt ran over Keith and quickly sped away.
Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact Virginia State Police at 757-382-4998.
The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
After crashing into another car, the decision to bolt from the scene is not only heartless, it’s also against the law. Now, the driver responsible for the crash is likely to be convicted of criminal charges in addition to the civil penalties he could face.
The victim, or his loved ones, should consider speaking with a Virginia personal injury lawyer to weigh their legal options. Just because the at-fault driver is facing criminal charges does not preclude the victim or his loved ones from seeking restitution through a civil claim.