A Virginia Beach, VA, man is being described as having been "left for dead" following a rear-end collision that caused him to lose control of and fly off his moped. The accident occurred on London Bridge Road on the afternoon of May 18, 2014, and police continue to search for the driver of the car who hit the victim from behind. Individuals with information about the wreck are being asked to contact Crime Solvers at (888) LOCK-U-UP.
WAVY-TV10 is reporting that a driver had been tailgating the moped before speeding up and striking the motor bike. While the initial contact did not knock the rider off his moped, his subsequent inability to slow down and properly steer the bike led him to crash. EMTs called to the scene found the moped rider unconscious and with fractures to his hip and arm. Hospital officials originally listed him in serious condition.
The victim has begun recovering, but he may end up losing his job at Oceana Naval Air Station because his injuries will leave him unable to work for months. Finding a new job after healing physically may prove difficult because he is deaf and is most comfortable communicating in a mix of Spanish and American Sign Language.
Moped riders have almost no protection from life-threatening injuries when they get hit by cars or trucks. And, as my colleagues and I know as Virginia Beach-based personal injury lawyers who have managed to help victims of hit-and-run accidents hold at-fault drivers accountable know, finding the person who may have deliberately caused this crash will not be easy. If the responsible driver is identified, he or she must answer for the harm inflicted.