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Richmond Accident Leads to Death of Bike Rider

What Happened:

A bike rider was killed in an accident involving a box truck. The wreck occurred on Mechanicsville Turnpike near Interstate 64 (I-64) in Richmond, Virginia (VA). The victim was taken to the hospital where he later succumb to his injuries.The victim’s name was Luther Jefferson. He was 62 years old.

The box truck driver was charged with reckless driving, according to wtvr.com.

Our deepest condolences go out to the Jefferson family. Losing a loved one is never easy, but the pain is made even worse when the loss is sudden and unexpected.

The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:

The Jefferson family should consider speaking with a Virginia wrongful death lawyer to discuss their legal options. They may have grounds to seek damages against the at-fault box truck driver. The family is not precluded from filing a claim in civil court just because the driver is facing criminal charges.

Helpful Info:

Our firm published a guide on the wrongful death claims process in Virginia. Read it here.


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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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