Chesterfield Co., VA – Fatal Bicycle Crash Reported on Lucks Ln
Chesterfield Co., VA (November 8, 2023) – An 80-year-old man died as a result of a bicycle accident that took place in Chesterfield County. The crash was reported at around 4:20 p.m. on November 6.
According to reports provided by the Chesterfield County Police Department, 80-year-old Stanley Sweeney was riding a bicycle in the 12,900 block of Lucks Lane during the early evening hours.
At the same time, a 2015 Hyundai Sonata was traveling westbound on the roadway.
For unknown reasons, the Hyundai struck the bicyclist, causing severe injuries.
Sweeney was rushed to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment. Authorities confirmed that he passed away from his injuries after arriving.
The Hyundai driver, identified as 55-year-old Mahmoud Khattab, was issued a summons for reckless driving. He was not injured in the crash.
The Chesterfield County Police Department is investigating the incident.
Our sympathies are with the family of Stanley Sweeney.
Fatal Bicycle Crashes in Virginia
Fatal car accidents are the cause of countless deaths in Virginia each year. Unfortunately, vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of accidental deaths statewide. Every year, innocent people lose their lives in motor vehicle collisions that are caused by careless and reckless drivers. We often see bicyclists suffer fatal injuries in crashes as a result of drivers who fail to yield, speed, or fail to stop at red lights and stop signs.
Unfortunately, drivers who fail to maintain control of their vehicles continue to cause severe harm to victims and families statewide.
After losing a loved one in a fatal collision, your family has the ability to file a wrongful death claim against the driver responsible. This type of legal action can provide financial relief for the damages and losses that your family has been forced to endure. Some of the damages you have the ability to seek compensation for include:
Loss of companionship or consortium
Lost wages and future earnings
Funeral and burial costs
Pain and suffering
It is vital to seek representation from a Chesterfield wrongful death lawyer immediately. Your attorney will be able to get started on gathering evidence, building your case, negotiating, and fighting to ensure your family is able to get justice and that the person who caused the death of your loved one is held to account.
Our fearless legal advocates at Blaszkow Legal, PLLC, have decades of experience fighting to protect the rights of families who have lost loved ones due to negligent and reckless drivers. After your loved one loses their life in an accident, our team will be there to advocate on your behalf and ensure your best interests are protected at every step of the process.
Our team will do everything in our power to ensure that you are able to get justice and hold the negligent driver accountable for their actions. To explore the legal options that are available to help your family get justice and recover, reach out to our Virginia personal injury law firm by calling 703-879-5910. Our team is available to meet with you for a free consultation to get started on your case right away.
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