October 19, 2011
A 24-year-old Navy sailor from Danville, Virginia, was killed on Tuesday in a motorcycle accident on Norfolk’s Terminal Boulevard, which roughly defines the southern edge of the Naval Station Norfolk complex.
According to The Navy Times, the man was traveling eastbound on Terminal Boulevard on his 2007 Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle when he lost control, hit a curb and was thrown into a guardrail around 1:50 p.m.
Officer Chris Amos told The Navy Times that the victim was “weaving in and out of traffic at a high speed.”
The motorcycle continued to slide eastbound along the road.
Amos also told The Virginian-Pilot that no other vehicles were involved in the crash.
The victim was transported to Norfolk General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The details of this crash remain under investigation.
The victim was serving in the Navy and was assigned to the carrier Harry S. Truman, to which he’d reported in September 2007, according to Navy Personnel Command.
The Navy reports that this was the third off-duty motorcycle mishap fatality in fiscal year 2012, which began on October 1. In fiscal year 2011, 12 sailors died in similar accidents involving lightweight, high-speed sport bikes.