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Truck-Motorcycle Collision Kills Two in Virginia

Posted on May 31, 2011 to

A collision between a Ford truck and a group of motorcyclists left two dead in Chesapeake, Virginia earlier this month. Just before midnight on Mt. Pleasant Road, the Ford truck was westbound traveling toward the motorcycles, according to the police report. The accident shut down a large portion of Mt. Pleasant Road for over five hours.

The truck sideswiped one of the motorcycles, causing a second motorcycle to crash in the accident. The 55-year-old driver of the truck and the first motorcyclist both died at the scene. The motorcycle victim’s age is unknown, but he was originally from South Carolina. Emergency responders airlifted the second motorcyclist to Norfolk Sentara Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a police spokesperson.

When an auto crashes with a motorcycle, the results are usually devastating because motorcycles lack the protection and safety features of cars. Contact a Virginia car wreck attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P. if you suffer injuries in a car-motorcycle collision. A skilled Virginia car accident lawyer can tell you what to do after a car accident. Attorney Julie Heiden is ready with a free and informative consultation about how you can recover financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering.