A 42 year-old West Virginia man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving was hit by a 1967 Austin Healey sports car. The crash occurred on U.S. 211 near Sperryville. According to a report in the Rappahannock News, a 63 year-old man was driving the Austin Healey and lost control of the vehicle as he was driving a right-hand curve just west of the Sperryville Emporium. The car crossed the center line and drove into a group of seven motorcycles headed east, slamming into at least four of them.
The victim who was killed and his wife, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, were air lifted to the University of Virginia Medical Center, as was another motorcyclist who was also struck. At least four other injured motorcyclists were transported to Fauquier Hospital. A female passenger in the sports car was also transported there. No details have been released as to the extent of injuries suffered by all those transported.
No charges have been filed yet, but police still continue to investigate the cause of the crash. The two-lane highway was shut down for almost four hours, with state police bringing in a crash-reconstruction team as part of the investigation.
The Virginia Injury Lawyer Perspective:
Our hearts go out to the victim’s family, as they struggle with the death of their loved one. His wife, who needed to be airlifted, has lost her husband and is now possibly fighting for own life. The other injured victims may all have long-term recovery and rehab ahead of them.
Whatever the criminal charges brought once the investigation is complete, all the victims in this accident should consult with a Virginia injury attorney. Although nothing can ever make up for the death of a loved one, potential of all the pain and loss this tragedy has brought and will continue to bring in the future should be compensated in some way.
U.S. 211, Sperryville, VA