On the 500 block of Helmick St. in Norfolk, VA, 22 year old sailor Phillip A. Bailey lost his life in a motorcycle accident. The victim was found around 1:00 a.m. lying a few feet from his bike. He was transported to a hospital, but he died of his injuries there around 4:00 a.m. Police never determined the actual time of the accident, but they were able to rule out alcohol as a factor. The investigators did conclude that speed was a factor to the death of this young man.
It is always tragic to hear about unfortunate incidents such as these. As a friend to someone who recently received their motorcycle license, I hope that he as well as all other motorcyclists respect the speed limits, abstain from drinking and driving, and wear a helmet while riding. These three simple acts could save their lives, if they find themselves in a motorcycle accident. As we saw in the case above, a simple act of speeding on such an exposed vehicle can have disastrous consequences.