Tourist dies in accident while biking on Shore Drive

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A 65-year-old man was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Shore Drive while biking with his wife on Monday morning.

The accident occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. in the 1200 block of Shore Drive, about a mile from Atlantic Avenue and 83rd Street. A portion of the road was closed for several hours while the scene was cleared.

Virginia Beach Police say 65-year-old Pierre Foget was riding a bicycle westbound with his wife in the bike lane but veered into the far left lane of the westbound traffic where he was hit by a a vehicle driving westbound.

Foget was pronounced dead at the scene.

Foget and his wife are from Quebec and were visiting Virginia Beach.

Speed or alcohol were not factors in the accident. It remains under investigation.

Additional details will be posted as they become available.


  • F La Roche

    Name is actually Forget (with an ‘r’). I guess we owe Pierre a correct spelling of him last name. He was a friend of my wife and I. We’re devastated to say the least.

    • Jane

      I happened upon this terrible accident before rescue personnel arrived, and wanted to express my heartfelt sympathy to his wife. This tragic scene on such a beautiful morning moved me to purchase a white rose which I planted in my garden as a reminder of a stranger whose life was cut short in my presence.

  • B Parent

    Pierre Forget was our family’s doctor and a very respected man who always took the time to have a friendly conversation with each and every one of his patients. We always talked about biking, a passion we had in common. It’s so sad that his life was taken away in such circumstances. He sure will be missed by a lot of people.

  • S Chevrier

    S.Bellemare S Chevrier
    Je vien tour juste d’apprendre cette pénible nouvelle, de son bureau.
    Nos cincères condalléence à son épouse et à sa famille et à tout ceux qui l’apprécias comme nous.
    Il étais notre docteur de famille depuis 12 ans.
    Nous somme profondément attristé, quelle terrible perte.

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