Police in Virginia Beach, VA, have arrested a suspected drunk driver in connection with a hit-and-run collision near the intersection of Sykes Avenue and Virginia Beach Boulevard on the night of Sept. 14, 2012. The crash left a bike rider critically injured.
According to WAVY-TV 10, the driver hit the bicyclist from behind after the rider drifted into the lane of traffic. The man arrested is not being charged with causing the wreck, but he is in jail on charges of second offense DUI, fleeing the scene of an accident, maiming and driving without a license.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
So much appears to have gone wrong leading up to and following this crash on Virginia Beach Boulevard. A man, who had already been convicted of drunk driving, once again got behind the wheel after having too much to drink. A bicyclist may have failed to keep far to the right on a heavily traveled road filled with cars going at high speeds. When an accident almost inevitably occurred, the car's driver left the scene.
As personal injury attorneys based in Virginia Beach who have represented victims of bicycle, drunk driving and hit-and-run accidents, we know that any one of those incidents can cause great suffering and loss. When all three circumstances come together, the outcome is sure to be tragic.
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