December 12, 2013
Many motorcycle accidents that involve other vehicles are caused by motorists’ failure to recognize motorcycles in traffic. The Roanoke Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm explain this was likely the cause of a fatal collision that recently resulted in a motorist being convicted of crimes associated with the accident.
According to an article from The Gazette-Virginian, the crash happened at approximately 12:55 a.m. on July 18, 2012, at the intersection of State Route 626 and State Route 644 in Halifax County. Reports indicate the 61-year-old motorcyclist was attempting to make a right turn at the crossing when the 23-year-old driver of a vehicle failed to recognize the slowing motorcycle and plowed into the rear of the bike.
The impact of the collision caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from the bike into a grassy area along the highway. Meanwhile, the driver responsible for causing the crash fled the scene. The victim was found a short time later and was rushed to a local hospital, but died a short time later.
The driver who caused the crash was later found and pleaded no contest to charges of leaving the scene of an accident.
The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm explain the incident highlights the need for both motorcyclists and vehicle drivers to be more aware of one another on the road.