Around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a report of an accident at the intersection of Cavalier Boulevard and Roosevelt Boulevard in Portsmouth, Virginia. According to Portsmouth Police, the motorcyclist headed northbound on Cavalier Boulevard and a minivan on Roosevelt Boulevard collided at the intersection.
The motorcyclist was transported to Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center but he ultimately died of his injuries. He was only 31 years old. The driver of the minivan and two adult passengers were also taken to Maryview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police continue to investigate the accident and haven’t released any further details at this time. Until the investigation concludes, there is no way to know for sure which driver caused the accident. However, vehicles traveling on Roosevelt Boulevard must stop before crossing Cavalier Boulevard (as the posted stop-signs indicate). In other words, vehicles traveling down Cavalier have the right-of-way in this residential neighborhood.
Motorcyclists are at a greater risk of serious injury and death in a collision than are larger vehicles like cars or vans. Even if the operator is wearing a helmet, his or her body is not cushioned from the impact the same way safety features in other vehicles cushion the blow for the driver.
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