Chesapeake, Virginia Injury Lawyer Reports: Pedestrian is Killed in Chesapeake
The spate of pedestrian deaths in Hampton Roads is showing no sign of ending any time soon, after a man was killed on Military Highway in Chesapeake, VA.
The 45-year-old Chesapeake man died on the evening of January 10, 2012 after he was struck by a pickup truck while walking in the 2200 block of Military Hwy., the Virginian-Pilot reported.
Police said the victim, Charles D. Lee, appeared initially to have minor injuries. He treated by medics, but his condition worsened when he was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
The victim was walking on an unlit stretch of road when he was struck in the left side of his back by a side mirror on the truck, according to police. Officers said no charges have been filed.
As experienced Chesapeake car accident injury lawyers, our thoughts are with the family of this victim.
The latest pedestrian fatality occurred about a week after a man died crossing Northampton Boulevard in Virginia Beach when he was hit by a driver who was trying to evade police.
Chesapeake, like Virginia Beach, is no stranger to pedestrian deaths. On October 3, 2011 popular Chesapeake crossing guard Lovette Person was killed when she was hit by a driver outside Western Branch Intermediate School.
The claim of the at-fault driver that she was blinded by the sun didn’t get her off criminal charges. Nor would it likely make a difference in a wrongful death lawsuit.