Truck-Motorcycle Collision Kills Two in Virginia

By Peter DePaolis

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 L.L.P. if you suffer injuries in a car-motorcycle collision. A skilled Northern 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.

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.