UPDATE - Fatal Accident on Lesner Bridge

Friday, July 13, 2018

The decedent has been identified as 26-year-old Brandon James Carneal of Virginia​ Beach.

​On July 13, 2018 at approximately 5:34pm, Emergency Communications received a call for service for a motorcycle accident in the 3400 block of Shore Drive. A preliminary investigation has revealed an adult male operating a motorcycle was traveling westbound on the Lesner Bridge when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. Police personnel responded to the scene and attempted to render aid, but the motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries.

Speed and alcohol may be contributing factors to the crash.

The Virginia Beach Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team is actively investigating this incident. At this time, there is no additional information available.   


MPO Patrick Kane

Virginia Beach Police Department

Public Affairs Office

2509 Princess Anne Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23456