Portsmouth, VA (July 31, 2021) – Officers with the Portsmouth Police Department say that a man died following a motorcycle crash that occurred on the Martin Luther King Expressway early Saturday morning, July 31.
According to police, dispatchers called in the motorcycle crash around 7:30 a.m. It appears that at least one other vehicle was involved in the collision, though the events surrounding the wreck are still unclear.
Despite life-saving measures performed by EMS, the motorcyclist, identified only as an adult male, was pronounced dead before he could be transported to an area medical center. It’s unclear if any other victims sustained injuries in the incident, but officers say their investigation is ongoing. No further details have been released at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with any other injured victims in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Virginia
At least 2,000 motorcyclists are injured in accidents throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia annually. Although we have seen a reduction in total collisions at nearly 10% between 2016 and 2017, they continue to take place at an alarming rate. These accidents are often preventable, yet so many innocent victims suffer as a result of the negligence of other drivers. Many accidents are caused by negligent drivers, those who speed, drivers who are intoxicated, and those who are engaging in reckless driving behaviors.
People who are injured in accidents often require extensive medical treatment and have to spend several months or even years recovering and going to therapy. Although many treatment options exist to help victims in the aftermath of their accidents, they come at a high price and with no guarantee of a full recovery. In fact, thousands of people are left permanently disabled as a result of injuries they sustain in crashes. If you were injured in an accident, as a result of another driver’s actions, it is crucial that you reach out to a motorcycle accident attorney in Virginia as soon as possible to discuss legal options available to you. You may be entitled to recover compensation from those at fault to help alleviate the financial burdens you face from medical treatment and other expenses.
Attorney Ron Kramer, II, at Virginia Beach Injury Law has over a decade of experience assisting victims with getting the justice and compensation they deserve after being injured in accidents caused by negligent and reckless motorists. Our competent and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in Virginia are dedicated to providing our clients with the most competent and effective legal representation imaginable to ensure they are able to move forward from their accidents and tend to their financial obligations while recovering. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Please contact our law firm in Hampton Roads at (757) 802-4662. Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys at VaBeachLaw.com to discuss legal options available to you. We are here to help you in your time of need.
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