Virginia Beach motorcycle rider dies after crashing into car

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

A motorcyclist died when he struck a car making a turn in the Pungo section of Virginia Beach.  According to a police spokesperson, the driver of a Jaguar turned left into a driveway from the southbound lane of Princess Anne Road.


According to witnesses the motorcycle rider was speeding south on Princess Anne Road and had passed several other vehicles before he crashed.  The accident happened just before 4pm last Sunday.


The motorcyclist, Douglas Michael Scott Hill, 33, was taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.  He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.


No charges will be made against the the driver of the Jaguar, as according to Virginia Beach police the motorcyclist’s speed is believed to be the main contributing factor to the crash.


It was a deadly week for motorcycle crashes in the Virginia Beach / Hampton Roads area.  A motorcyclist, Garlon Turner, 50, was blown off of the James River Bridge.  He was killed in the accident.


Another man, Chris Karban, was killed a week before Hill.  Karban, a James City County firefighter, died on Route 199 in a motorcycle wreck that police blame on excess speed.

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