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October 2014 Archives

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.

Pittsylvania County vehicle collision kills man

Virginia State Police reported that a man was killed in Pittsylvania County when his car was rear-ended by another car on Oct. 6 around 2 p.m. According to authorities, the 55-year-old man was driving his SUV northbound in the left lane of Route 41 when his vehicle was struck from behind by a 25-year-old female driving a sedan.

What should someone do after a boating accident?

After a boating accident in Virginia, it may be necessary for the vessel's operator to report the crash. Typically, a crash must be reported if there is more than $2,000 worth of damage caused in the accident. It must also be reported if a serious injury or death occurs or if someone is missing from the vessel after the accident.