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Motorcyclist hurt in Virginia Beach crash

A Virginia Beach motorcycle accident happened on a recent Tuesday afternoon, which sent the motorcyclist to the hospital. As of last reports, police were still unsure how the crash happened and who was to blame.

According to authorities, the collision happened at approximately 4:07 p.m. at the corner of Silina Drive and Rosemont Road. Two vehicles were involved -- a car and a motorcycle -- and authorities say that the motorcyclist may have suffered life-threatening harm. For that reason, a fatality crash team was sent to the accident scene to investigate the matter. The current condition of the motorcyclist is unknown.

Unfortunately, motorcycle crashes in Virginia Beach and elsewhere often leave the motorcyclist catastrophically injured while the vehicle driver walks away unharmed. This is because motorcyclists are completely exposed in a vehicle crash, without airbags, seatbelts, a steel frame and other safety measures to protect them.

Even worse, because vehicle drivers are so secure inside their cars, they do not always pay attention to the road as carefully as they should. Distracted motorists on their cellphones and unlawful drivers end up hitting motorcyclists because they don't see them until it's too late.

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Virginia Beach motorcycle crash because of a negligent or unlawful vehicle driver, Virginia law is on your side. You may be able to seek financial restitution for your injuries from the negligent driver who caused your accident. If your case is successfully navigated, such restitution might include money to pay for medical care, money to pay for time spent unable to work, compensation for pain and suffering, and other types of damages.

Source: 13newsnow.com, "Motorcyclist injured after accident in Virginia Beach," Dec. 29, 2015

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