A study conducted on the major causes of motorcycle accidents, called The Hurt Report, found that a majority of collisions that involve another motor vehicle are the result of that vehicle turning in front of a motorbike. One such motocycle accident was responsible for killing a motorcyclist and leaving another motorist injured last weekend.
According to NBC 4 News, the crash occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m., along Route 3, outside the town of Gambrills, Virginia. Police reports indicate a 19-year-old female driving a Chevrolet Cobalt was attempting to turn left off of the highway and into a parking lot of Royal Farms; however, she turned in front of a motorcycle driven by a 30-year-old man and did not allow the bike enough time or space to stop.
The two vehicles collided and the impact ejected the motorcyclist from his machine. He was transported to a local trauma center, but died shortly after arrival. The driver of the Cobalt was also taken in to have minor injuries further examined.
While investigators have determined speed and alcohol were not contributing factors in the crash, they say they are continuing to look into what caused the accident to occur.
A licensed injury lawyer at Geoff McDonald & Associates recognize how devastating the loss of a loved one due to an accident can be. That’s why the firm wishes to send their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim.