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| Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Around 6pm on April 3, 2009 a man riding a motorcycle on East Ocean View Avenue in Norfolk, VA ran into a car. The car was attempting to make a left turn and upon impact the motorcycle driver was thrown from the bike. WVEC 13 News reported the motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The names of those involved have not been released and the accident is under investigation.

The Outer Banks of North Carolina will be hosting the OBX Bike Week April 23-26, 2009. As the cities of Manteo, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk prepare for this week it is my hope that so will the motorists who travel the streets of these cities. Accidents involving motorcycle drivers and often result in death or serious injury do to the lack of protection they have. Because of their size motorcyclists are easily overlooked by drivers of other vehicles. Wearing a helmet and proper clothing can help minimize the injury a motorcyclist can receive from an accident.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia, with offices in northeast NC and Virginia Beach (VA), practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is:, the firm edits three injury law blogs: Virginia Beach Injuryboard & Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects.

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