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Virginia Beach Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Vehicle

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

As reported by NewsChannel 3, a tourist was struck by a vehicle while bicycling with his wife on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach on Monday morning.

About the Virgina Beach Bicycle Accident

  • According to Virginia Beach Police, a 65-year-old man identified as Pierre Foget was bicycling with his wife along the 1200 block of Shore Drive when the accident happened.
  • Foget and his wife were riding in the bicycle lane when he veered into the far left lane of traffic and was struck by a car.
  • Foget was pronounced dead at the scene. He and his wife were on vacation from Quebec where they are residents.
  • Police do not believe speed or alcohol to have been factors.

Virginia Bicycle Accident Statistics

The following facts about bicycle accidents in Virginia in 2012 are provided by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Statewide, there were 11 bicyclists killed in traffic accidents, representing 1.4% of all traffic-related fatalities.
  • There were 790 bicyclists injured in traffic accidents, representing 1.2% of all traffic-related injuries.
  • 3.1% of bicyclists were alcohol-impaired at the time of the accident.


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