I read with alarming regularity about how pedestrians are hit, injured and, in some cases, killed on the streets of Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.
It’s particularly disturbing when children are the victims of careless drivers. I was saddened to read about an accident this week in which a seven-year-old boy was struck and seriously injured in the 800 block of 38th Street.
The child was taken by ambulance to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries, according to police spokeswoman Karen Parker-Chesson.
WAVY.com spoke to the boy’s family. They said he was close to his home when he was hit by the car on 38th Street.
Family members told the TV station, his head hit the bumper of the car and the vehicle dragged him several feet before it stopped. The boy appears to have suffered head injuries in the crash. WAVY reported he has been unresponsive since being admitted to the hospital on Monday.
My thoughts as a Norfolk car accident lawyer are with this family. It’s almost impossible to imagine the anguish family members are going through.
Every driver has a responsibility to look out for a child on the road. Yes drivers often travel too fast in residential areas or fail to pay attention. If your child has been hit by a car or truck, you may have grounds to sue the driver’s insurance company for injuries he or she has suffered. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation. See our Norfolk injury lawyers’ information about accidents involving children.