Cyclist Injured in DUI Crash

35236906_mA cyclist is recuperating after a collision with a drunk driver in Virginia Beach. The July 1st, 2018 accident occurred around 3:30 PM in the area of Pacific Avenue and Sea Pines Road. Not many details about the crash have been released, but we know that a cyclist was struck by a drunk driver. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver, a 23-year-old Washington, DC man, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Bad Choices, Dangerous Consequences

There’s no doubt about it: drunk drivers make bad choices. In the age of ride sharing, there’s never a good reason to drive under the influence. The choice to do so threatens the health and safety of everyone in the vicinity of the driver. Considering just how many pedestrians and cyclists are outside enjoying Virginia Beach this time of year, there is an increased danger for anyone on the street.

Options for the Victim

Injured cyclists who were hurt in accidents involving drunk drivers may want to pursue legal action after their crash. In many cases, drunk drivers can be held liable for the financial ramifications of the incident. If the victim incurred expensive medical bills, needed to take time off of work to recuperate, or finds themselves permanently disabled because of their crash, they may want to speak to an attorney. There are a number of avenues available for victims to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions and ensure that their own future is as bright as possible.

Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys

Car accidents and wrecks, especially those that result in the wrongful death of an innocent victim, are horrific events – and the event is made all the more awful when it turns out that the at-fault driver was driving drunk. Virginia wrongful death attorney Richard Serpe represents families who have suffered the loss of a loved one caused by someone else’s negligence. If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, or have been injured, contact us to discuss your rights.

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