Drunk driver arrested after fatal motorcycle accident in Chesapeake
A motorcyclist died Friday in an accident in Chesapeake. Police say they have arrested a driver on charges of drunk driving. Sources report that the incident occurred just before 11 PM the night of July 7, 2017 at the intersection of Airline Boulevard and Holly Cove Drive.
An SUV heading westbound on Airline attempted to turn onto Holly Cove when it collided with a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle died at the scene of the accident. A passenger on the bike also experienced life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
The driver of the SUV was charged with a DUI. A passenger in the SUV was also hurt in the collision. Police say they are still investigating the crash.
Motorcycle riders face tremendous risk every time they get onto their bikes. Add in an unpredictable drunk driver and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. While it’s not immediately clear which driver was at fault, one has to assume that the drunk driver’s inebriation added to the confusion and chaos.
We send our condolences out to the family and loved ones of the motorcycle killed in this accident. Best wishes also go out to the the two passengers recovering from their injuries.
Never get into the car with a drunk driver. In this day and age, finding a safe ride home is easier than ever. Call a taxi, an Uber, a Lyft or a friend to come pick you up. It just might save your life.
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