Reckless Driver Hits and Injures Motorcyclist in Leesburg, VirginiaAuthor: Portner & Shure
Last Friday, around 11 am, a Honda motorcycle, driven by Nicolas Kidder, was heading west on East Market Street. Kidder was then struck from behind by a Ford Fusion that was driven by Patrick Carr from Pennsylvania. The collision occurred near the Battlefield Parkway intersection in Leesburg. The force of the accident caused Kidder to be thrown off of his motorcycle, suffering serious injuries. He was taken to the hospital where luckily, he is only being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police have since charged Carr with reckless driving. Police, however, are still trying to figure out what happened to cause this crash and are asking anyone that may have witnessed the crash to come forward with information that could aid in the investigation.
Motorcycle accidents put drivers at the highest risk for severe injuries because of the lack of protection when in a high-impact crash with another vehicle. Motorcycles do not have airbags, windshields or seatbelts to protect the riders in an accident. Leesburg is in Loudon County in Northern Virginia. Motorcycle crashes in Virginia are very common, especially in the highly-populated and high-traffic area of Northern Virginia. According to recent statistics from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Loudon County in the last few years has consistently had anywhere between 41 and 75 motorcycle accidents each year. After a motorcycle accident has occurred, it is important for you, as the rider, to protect your personal safety in order to ensure your best chance of getting the compensation you deserve.
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