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Virginia motorcycle accident kills 1, injures 2

A tragic wreck in Virginia on Memorial Day weekend has left one driver dead and a passenger injured. At 11:30 a.m. on that Saturday, a 20-year-old female driver of a car pulled onto a road and struck a motorcycle that was traveling west. The 71-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was transported to Lynchburg General where he later died from his injuries caused by the motorcycle accident.

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

Fatal motorcycle crash statistics

Virginia residents may be interested to learn about some data that was collected and analyzed by the Governors Highway Safety Association concerning fatal motorcycle accidents across the country. According to the GHSA, the incidence of fatal motorcycle crashes has been steadily increasing over the past 15 years. From 1997 to 2008, the number of fatal motorcycle crashes doubled. Although there was a decrease in these types of accidents in 2009, numbers began increasing again in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Near-fatal motorcycle accident in Virginia

For Virginia residents, time spent on the road is often necessary. Individuals often must travel to work, social activities or grocery stores. Most people don't let the threat of an accident keep them from living their lives. When an accident does occur, however, lives can be turned inside out in a matter of moments.

2 Lynchburg residents killed in motocycle accident

Virginia State Police are still looking into an accident that occurred on June 9. The motorcycle accident resulted in the death of a 21-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman. At this time, police state alcohol doesn't appear to be a cause of the accident, though witness accounts do indicate that excessive speeds may have played a role.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month efforts in Virginia

Distracted driving is a leading cause of vehicle accidents across the nation. A driver distracted momentarily by other people, items or functions in his own vehicle can miss that a motorcyclist has entered the roadway and cause a serious accident. Drivers texting behind the wheel miss important traffic signals, running into other vehicles as a result. There are numerous ways distractions can cause accidents, and students in the area around Lynchburg, Virginia, are teaming up with a device manufacturer to reduce accidents associating with one form of distracted driving during April Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Virginia motorcyclist hospitalized after crash

Virginia drivers know that being alert to conditions and other motorists is essential to safety while driving. Unfortunately, however, many drivers of cars and trucks aren't alert to motorcyclists. This can yield to issues such as failure to yield. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducts annual campaigns to remind drivers that motorcyclists are motor vehicle operators too. Those who drive motorcycles should be afforded the same rights and privileges as those driving in cars or trucks.

Couple killed in motorcycle crash

Anytime a vehicle collides with a motorcycle there is a chance of serious injuries for the bike rider. Even with a helmet and other protective gear, motorcyclists run the risk of broken bones, injuries to the head and neck, bumps and bruises. In the most severe accidents, the collision can lead to fatal injuries. Readers in Lynchburg will be saddened by a recent accident that killed a couple who were struck by a car while on their bike.

Motorcycle accident kills Pennsylvania university officer

Accidents that involve motor vehicles and motorcycles often cause catastrophic injuries to the rider. Even when a rider is in protective gear, the impact of the accident can cause head trauma and internal injuries. It is important that drivers be aware of everyone who is sharing the road with them, including both two- and four-wheeled vehicles. Our Lynchburg readers will be saddened that a recentmotorcycle accident resulted in the death of a Pennsylvania police officer who was in the state to attend a special event.