Crash on Military Highway in Chesapeake Kills Sherry Michener
Military Highway in Chesapeake is a fast-moving urban highway that sees many serious accidents. I was saddened to read about another fatal accident in the area I grew up in on Saturday when a driver died in a three-vehicle accident near the Triple Decker Bridge.
A Chesapeake police spokesman said the vehicles were headed east on Military Highway around 5:50 p.m. at the time of the crash. The bridge is positioned at the interchange of Route 13, Route 460, and the Norfolk Southern rail line. The driver who died at the scene was later identified as 62-year-old Sherry Michener of Chesapeake. My thoughts are with her family at this tragic time.
The Chesapeake Police Department’s Crash Reconstruction Team was reported to be handling the investigation. Officials shut down the roadway and directed traffic away from the area. It was not immediately clear from reports if speed or alcohol was a factor or which driver was responsible for the wreck.
South Military Highway in Chesapeake was the scene of a fatal weekend crash in July this year when two drivers hit each other head-on. A white Lincoln and red sedan crashed into each other around 4 a.m. in the 2900 block of South Military Highway.
Police later said the Lincoln was traveling westbound on Military Highway when it crossed over a center line into oncoming hitting the red sedan traveling eastbound.
The driver of the Lincoln was killed by the severity of the impact, while the driver of the red sedan sustained serious injuries and was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Earlier this month, a motorcyclist lost his life in a multi-vehicle accident in the 5100 block of West Military Highway in Chesapeake.
Chesapeake Police pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the accident scene. The driver of the other vehicle that was involved in the accident was transported to Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth with non-life threatening injuries.
I am disturbed to note the spate of serious accidents on both Military Highway and Battlefield Boulevard in Chesapeake. Often excess speed appears to be the cause of these wrecks. On urban highways like these with many intersections, drivers should make sure to keep their speed down and watch out for traffic pulling out. If you lose a loved one due to the fault of another driver, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This month we are highlighting the rights of families in wrongful death cases in Virginia.
If you have lost a loved one on the highways of Virginia, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077.