Man Dead After Motorcycle Wreck in New Kent Co.
Changing traffic patterns can be difficult to follow – and the consequences can be deadly for drivers who don’t adapt in time. A recent accident in New Kent County highlights such risks. A man riding a motorcycle was killed in the Sunday, August 6, 2017 collision. Police say the driver of a Honda Pilot SUV was heading eastbound on Eltham Road when they attempted to turn left onto Piper Drive. Though the driver signaled his intention to turn, the Infinity G35 sedan behind him rear-ended the SUV. The collision sent the sedan spinning into the westbound lane of traffic, where it struck a motorcycle.
The motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital for treatment, but he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the sedan was also injured, but was treated at the scene of the wreck and released. The driver of the sedan was charged with following too closely, and the driver of the SUV was charged with driving without a license. State police say the incident is still under investigation. More charges may be pending against the at-fault driver.
We send our condolences to the family and loved ones of the motorcyclist killed in this crash. Contrary to popular belief, motorcycle riders are some of the safest motorists on the road. This man was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
We encourage all drivers to increase their following distance from the car ahead of them, no matter what the traffic pattern is like. You can never be too far from the next car on the road.
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