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Norfolk, VA Man Kills Motorcyclist in Crash at Granby Street and Government Avenue

A Norfolk, Virginia (VA), man was charged with felony hit-and-run following a collision on Granby Street that left a motorcyclist dead. According to the Virginian-Pilot, the wreck occurred at 8:37 pm on the last Wednesday of August 2011. The at-fault car driver had turned from Granby Street onto Government Avenue when he smashed into a motorcycle. He then left the scene, police said.

The motorcycle rider died at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The cyclist's death was the ninth reported motorcycle fatality in 2011 in South Hampton Roads. Police later arrested the at-fault driver at hs home.

Motorcycle accidents are in the category of personal injury
. Accidents take place when, by mistake or without intent, a person departs from the conduct expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar situations.

Even though criminal charges have been filed against the driver for not obeying traffic laws and causing the death of the motorcyclist, the family or friends of the motorcyclist might have to file a wrongful death case against the man in order to recover the damages they have suffered. The death of a loved one is a life-altering event that may never fully be put behind. It is troubling to think that, in a split second, the motorcyclist's life ended forever. 

To learn more about what to do when you or a loved one gets hurt in a motorcycle accident, check out our library of online articles devoted to this subject.

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