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Two Virginia Beach Motorcyclists Killed in Separate Crashes on the Same Day

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Two tragic motorcycle accidents occurred in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) on the same day with two people dead and two injured.

The first crash included a man and a female passenger riding in the 700 block of Daimler Drive in Virginia Beach when the motorcyclist went straight on a curve hitting a mailbox and a power pole, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

The second motorcycle crash also included a man and a female passenger who were riding on Witchduck Road at Alfriends Trail, close to Sentara Bayside Hospital. The motorcycle collided with a vehicle coming from Alfriends Trail onto Witchduck Road.

As an injury lawyer who’s represented clients hurt in motorcycle accidents, I’m always concerned about the safety of our motorists and motorcyclists. These two tragic accidents are terrible and my deepest condolences go out to the friends and families who lost loved ones in these accidents.

We can learn from these accidents and hopefully motorcyclists will be cognizant of proper safety measures while enjoying a ride on the road.

Here’s a video discussing motorcycle safety…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81MAPkXEIFo

Some essential safety tips, courtesy of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, include:

  • Be visible by wearing bright clothing
  • Flash your brake lights when you’re slowing down or stopping
  • Wear a helmet and proper eye protection
  • Avoid weaving between lanes
  • Signal your next move in advance and give time to motorists to respond

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