Charges Brought After Pedestrian Was Killed in a Lynnhaven Mall Car Crash
I was saddened to read about how a pedestrian was killed in a Lynnhaven Mall car crash in my home city of Virginia Beach this weekend.
Police said the man was hit on Lynnhaven Parkway close to the mall on Saturday morning. He was declared dead at the accident scene in the 900 block of Lynnhaven Parkway.
A report on WAVY.com made reference to the results of a preliminary investigation. The driver of a BMW sedan was traveling north on Lynnhaven Parkway close to Cherie Drive as the pedestrian was attempting to cross the road.
This fatal crash led to the closure of the northbound and southbound lanes of Lynnhaven Parkway at Cherie Drive. The northbound lanes of Lynnhaven Parkway at Magic Hollow and southbound at Lynnhaven and Lishelle were closed.
The cause of this fatal crash remains under investigation but it has led to charges.
Arrest After Pedestrian Was Killed in a Lynnhaven Mall Car Crash
The driver of the BMW was charged with having a suspended driver’s license and a traffic violation after the fatal accident.
Every month, pedestrians lose their lives on the highways of Hampton Roads. In some cases, they are killed by intoxicated or inattentive drivers.
You can read more about the rights of pedestrians in Virginia on our website. Cities like Virginia Beach were not designed with the pedestrian in mind. Every year, dozens of pedestrians lose their lives in Virginia and many more are seriously injured.
In 2015, 78 pedestrians lost their lives, and 1,718 were injured in Virginia. Although considerably more drivers and passengers in cars are killed as well as motorcyclists, pedestrians are more likely to be killed than cyclists in Virginia. In 2015, the deaths of 15 cyclists were recorded in the state. About a third of all pedestrian deaths are attributable to alcohol.
Drivers traveling too fast accounted for the deaths of 9 pedestrians and injuries to 93 in 2015.
Our thoughts are with the family members of the crash victim near Lynnhaven Mall. If you have been injured in an auto/pedestrian crash or lost a loved one, please call our Virginia pedestrian accident lawyers at 757-455-0077.