If you drive about 100 miles northeast of Raleigh, you will come to Emporia, Virginia. Much of that drive will be on Interstate 95, which is where law enforcement officials said a car crashed into a motorcycle near the town of about 6,000 residents.
State Police said they responded to a call about a motor vehicle crash on I-95 at around 2:15 a.m. Officials said that the motorcyclist was killed in the violent collision.
According to law enforcement officials, a 2000 Harley Davidson and a 2014 Toyota Camry were both going north on the interstate when the 33-year-old Camry driver reportedly lost control of her vehicle. The car ran off the highway, hit a guardrail and then spun back into traffic on the interstate – directly in the path of the motorcycle.
The rider apparently hit the car and was thrown from his cycle. He died at the scene of the crash of the injuries sustained on impact.
Officials said the Raleigh driver of the Toyota has been charged with reckless driving, adding that there are indications that alcohol might have been a factor in the fatal crash.
Those who pay attention to the causes of car accidents understand that drinking and driving is one of the most common factors in these kinds of senseless tragedies. Alcohol affects judgment, coordination, reaction times, vision, hearing, concentration and comprehension.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a drunk driver, contact a Raleigh attorney who can help you to obtain maximum compensation for all damages in personal injury litigation.