Suffolk Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Report : Injured Motorcyclist is Airlifted After Crash

By John Cooper, Suffolk, VA Motorcyclist Accident Injury Attorney

A motorcycle rider was airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital after a collision on the morning of December 14, 2012 on U.S. 460 in Suffolk, the Virginian-Pilot reported.

The crash was reported shortly after 8:15 a.m. in the 3300 block of the road, the City of Suffolk said in news release.


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The condition of the motorcyclist was not given by police. As an experienced Suffolk motorcycle accident lawyer, I am aware patients who are airlifted are often in a serious condition.

Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable road users on the highways of Suffolk, Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

Even a crash at a low speed can leave riders in a serious and life threatening condition and head and spinal injuries are not uncommon.

In May 2012, I reported on a serious motorcycle accident in Suffolk that left one rider read and another seriously injured.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there are more than 100,000 motorcycle accidents every year. Because motorcyclists lack any external covering or protection, riders are 39 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident than other motorists, and they also stand a significantly higher chance of sustaining a serious personal injury.

My thoughts are with this rider and his family. The circumstances of the collision or if another motorist was to blame have not yet been released.

The Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Hampton motorcycle accident injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as other cases such as slip and fall cases, wrongful death and medical malpractice.

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