Virginia Beach, VA (October 6, 2020) – Authorities report that a motorcycle crash in the Virginia Beach area claimed one man’s life early Saturday morning. On October 3, officers from the Virginia State Police Department were called to the site of a major motor vehicle collision on Interstate 264 West.
Reports provided by the police show that just after midnight, 37-year-old Cali Ly Vu Huynh was driving west on Interstate 264 in a 2014 Jeep Cherokee when her vehicle collided with a 2017 Yamaha FZ07 just west of Lynnhaven Parkway.
The motorcycle was occupied by one person at the time. The rider, a 22-year-old male from Florida, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Virginia State Police.
Huynh was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter for her actions. Alcohol was found to be a contributing factor to the crash.
Investigations surrounding the accident are currently underway with the Virginia State Police Reconstruction Team.
Our deepest condolences are with the family of the man who lost his life in this accident.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Virginia
Every year, motorcycle accidents claim the lives of over 5,000 people in the United States. Reports provided by the US Department of Transportation show that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to be involved in fatal crashes than other drivers sharing the road. Traumatic head injuries are the leading cause of death for motorcyclists in Virginia and across the country. As you can imagine, those who choose not to wear helmets are 40% more likely to die from their injuries than those who do wear adequate protective gear.
No matter how careful a motorcyclist is, they are routinely victimized by reckless, negligent, and careless drivers throughout our state. Although motorcyclists make up a very small portion of drivers on our roads, they are involved in more than 10% of fatal accidents each year. When motorcyclists lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the assistance of a reputable Virginia Beach wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Families often have legal options available to them that help them obtain compensation to cover funeral costs, lost wages, and other financial impacts they are forced to endure.
Virginia motorcycle accident attorney Ron Kramer of Virginia Beach Law Firm has extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one in an accident. Our team is available to explore the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident. We will go to the site of the accident to gather evidence, speak with witnesses, and identify all parties who should be held accountable for the wrongful death of your loved one. Our team stops at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward after the unexpected and tragic loss of a loved one due to an accident. Contact our Virginia personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662 to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available for you.
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