Alcohol May Have been a Factor in Norfolk Pedestrian Death on Norview Avenue
Police said alcohol appeared to have been a factor in an accident between a car and a pedestrian on Monday night that claimed the life of the walker in Norfolk.
The Virginian-Pilot reported on how Just before 10 p.m., the department’s Traffic Fatality Team responded to the intersection of Norview Avenue and Hyde Circle for a car crash involving a pedestrian, according to Officer Daniel Hudson.
Investigators said the 45-year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection and taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The media reported Hudson’s comments that alcohol “seems to be a factor with the driver involved in the crash.” He said the driver remained at the scene.
Although details are sketchy on this crash, it’s extremely disturbing to me that alcohol has been linked to the cause of the accident.
Every year a considerable number of pedestrians are injured and killed in cities such as Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News and Portsmouth. The fast-moving urban highways of these cities make them particularly dangerous for pedestrians.
If you have lost a loved one due to the actions of a drunk driver in Virginia, you will likely have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against that driver’s insurance policy. Our experienced Virginia DUI victim attorneys can help you pursue compensation from the intoxicated driver who caused your accident.
Typically we can seek damages for:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Lost ability to work
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Permanent injury
A different set of needs are compensated for in a wrongful death case. The last thing you want to think about when you lose a loved one is what lawyer to call, but the grim reality of the situation is you may face considerable financial hardship. See our information about wrongful death claims in Virginia or contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a free consultation at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.