Moped Rider Injured in Norfolk Collision

A moped rider is recovering following a crash in Norfolk on Wednesday. At the time of the accident, the rider was driving southbound on Monticello Avenue, waiting to turn onto 11th Street. A minivan heading north struck him as he was making his turn. The moped rider was taken to the hospital with injuries considered to be “serious.” The minivan driver was cited for failing to yield to the right of way. Reports indicate the investigation is still ongoing.

As the police continue to investigate this incident, many questions remain unanswered. It’s clear that the minivan driver was at fault, but determining whether speed or weather conditions were a factor could help investigators better understand how and why the crash happened. In the meantime, the moped driver remains in the hospital, fighting for recovery from the injuries sustained in the accident.

Moped & Motorcycle Riders Easily Injured

Moped and motorcycle riders nearly always end up injured when they are involved in wrecks- particularly when they collide with larger vehicles like minivans. The sheer size difference between those kinds of vehicles spells disaster for those on bikes or mopeds. The sad fact is that most of the time, moped and motorcyclists are very safe drivers who are involved in accidents caused by other negligent drivers. Most mopeds can’t go faster than 35 miles per hour, which can also be a factor in the outcome of collisions.

If you drive a moped, consider wearing bright clothing to alert other drivers to your presence on the road. Reflective gear and helmets can also help keep you safe from potential collisions.

Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Norfolk personal injury lawyers have helped innocent victims of accidents for over 33 years. If or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may want to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. If you’d like to speak with one of our attorneys, contact us to setup a free consultation 877-544-5323.