Earlier this week, the police in Virginia Beach found themselves chasing after a motorcyclist who was going more than 125 mph. The incident happened on Interstate-264 at about midnight on Tuesday, June 30. The traffic stop was originally initiated on I-264 near Lynnhaven Parkway.
The police noticed the motorcycle was going more than 120 mph. They attempted to pull the driver over. The biker took off and led the police on a short police pursuit down the interstate. When the motorcycle approached Independence Boulevard, it crashed into the back of another vehicle.
Thankfully, the driver of the other car didn’t suffer any injuries in the crash. However, when the suspect’s bike crashed into the rear of this passenger vehicle, the driver was ejected onto the highway. The bike then caught on fire and was engulfed in flames by the time the police caught up to the scene.
The driver suffered what was described as non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to Norfolk Sentara Hospital. After being treated and released, the young man was charged with reckless driving and felony evading and eluding the police.
The man driving the motorcycle has been identified as 20-year old Noah Woods. He is not a local man. He is actually from Waconia, Minnesota. He is facing charges now in Virgina Beach.
The police haven’t stated yet if alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash or police chase. However, it is hard to imagine why someone would be driving 125 mph on a motorcycle, and then proceed to flee the police. The report did not indicate that the driver had any outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest.
If you or your loved one are injured during a third-party police chase, make sure to call our office as soon as possible.