Suffolk, VA (August 23, 2021) – Officers with the Suffolk Police Department are investigating a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle that occurred on Sunday afternoon, August 22.
Officials were dispatched around 2:00 p.m. to the scene at the intersection of Route 17 and Route 664. The accident involved a motorcycle and an SUV that collided in the area. The motorcyclist, identified as 60-year-old Robert Mitchell Harrell, Jr., was pronounced dead at the scene.
Southbound Route 17 was closed for an extended period of time as police conducted the on-scene portion of their investigation.
Police are continuing to investigate and have not released further details about those involved or the events leading up to the wreck. It’s unclear if citations or charges are pending at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Robert Mitchell Harrell, Jr.
Suffolk, Virginia Motorcycle Accidents
Every year, more than 2,000 motorcyclists are injured in auto accidents throughout the state of Virginia. 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 Suffolk 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 wrongful death attorneys in Suffolk, 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. Contact our personal injury law firm in Suffolk at (757) 802-4662.
Schedule a free consultation with our attorneys at VaBeachLaw.com at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available for you. We are here to help you in your time of need and will stop at nothing to ensure that you have the best chance of a successful accident claim.
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