I was horrified to read about a crash that claimed the life of a nine-year-old child today not far from our offices in Norfolk.
WAVY.com reported on how Norfolk police say a mother and two boys were taken to the local hospital after a wreck on 27th Street and Llewellyn Avenue, Monday afternoon. Police later said one of the children, a nine-year-old boy, died of his injuries.
Officers were called to the scene of the accident just after 5 p.m. on Monday. According to WAVY.com, investigators said a minivan was traveling down 27th Street in Norfolk when a pickup truck coming down Llewellyn Avenue went straight through the intersection and crashed into the van. Police say after the van and truck collided, the van crashed into a utility pole.
Tragically, two children who were inside the van were ejected by the force of the accident. The boys, 9 and 7 years old, were taken to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk for treatment of serious injuries. We now know one of the children didn’t survive. The woman driving the van was also taken to the hospital for treatment. She is expected to recover from her injuries. Police say the man driving the pickup truck, and a passenger, were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
It’s not clear if charges will be brought in the wake of this accident. The intersection was closed while police investigate.
Accidents involving trucks are among the most serious we see as Norfolk personal injury lawyers. Wrecks involving children are particularly harrowing. My thoughts are with this family that was torn apart tonight in this tragic accident. We represent people who have been injured in car and truck crashes and those who have lost loved ones in wrongful death lawsuits. Call us for a free consultation at 757.455.0077.