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Motorcyclist dies in Virginia crash, passenger injured

Accidents in which motorcycles are struck by motor vehicles often do not end well. Motorcyclists have little protection in a crash, which often results in them suffering severe or even fatal injuries. A recent crash on a Virginia roadway involving a man driving an SUV and a man with a female passenger on a motorcycle ended in the death of the motorcyclist

Crashes such as this often leave little chance of a motorcyclist's survival. In the recent two-vehicle crash, the 63-year-old man who was driving the SUV was attempting to turn left when he apparently turned into the path of the motorcycle. The 26-year-old male driver of the motorcycle died at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the SUV was reportedly uninjured. However, the 22-year-old female passenger of the motorcycle was taken to a nearby medical center for treatment of her injuries. She was later transferred to the University of Virginia Medical Center. No details concerning her condition have been released.

When a motorcyclist dies as a result of a motor vehicle accident, his or her family members may want to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one and for the expenses that they now find themselves responsible for paying. Similarly, a victim of a motorcycle accident may wish to seek compensation for his or her injuries and the unexpected financial burden that accompanies them. Both injured victims and families of deceased victims may benefit from discussing their options with personal injury attorneys. During such a discussion, a legal professional can explain a victim or a family's options and provide guidance during the aftermath of an accident.

Source: whsv.com, "Police Identify Fatal Crash Victim", Pete DeLea, Morgan Donnelly, March 17, 2015

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