January 24, 2024

VBPD Investigates Fatal Collision at Lynn Shores Drive and Virginia Beach Boulevard

On January 20, 2024, at 6:14 PM, officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) responded to a crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist at the intersection of Lynn Shores Drive and Virginia Beach Boulevard.

The bicyclist, identified as Richard Whelan (M/62) of Virginia Beach, was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary investigation by the VBPD Traffic Safety Unit determined a driver was operating a Jeep Wrangler westbound on Virginia Beach Blvd, crossing through the intersection at Lynn Shores Dr.  Mr. Whelan was riding a bicycle northbound on Lynn Shores Dr and entered the intersection crossing against a red light on the left (wrong) side of the road. While crossing through the westbound traffic, Whelan was struck by the Jeep.

The driver of the vehicle stopped and cooperated with investigators. No charges have been filed against the driver. Anyone with information regarding the crash is encouraged to contact the VBPD Special Operations Bureau at (757) 385-4606 or anonymously through Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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