Devoted Mother Keairra Diggs from Suffolk is Reportedly Killed in Crash Involving Wrong Way Driver
I was saddened to read about how a wrong-way driver killed a young woman from Suffolk who had a small child and her whole life ahead of her.
The Virginian-Pilot reported on how Keairra Diggs lost her life when she was hit by a car driven by an 87-year-old man on the US 58 bridge over the Nansemond River. It was the second time in the space of a month that a driver has been hit and killed out of the blue in Hampton Roads by a wrong-way driver.
In September, a mother and her daughter were hit and killed by a wrong-way driver on I-64 in Virginia Beach. A pickup truck driver from Moyock, NC, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and other offenses over the death of Sandra Amaya and her 12-year-old daughter.
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In the Pilot article Keairra Diggs was described as a devoted mother, who was working a job and attending college.
Her intention of buying plenty of Christmas presents for her daughter, led her to take a second job at a convenience store. She was driving to that second job when she was hit by an 87-year-old man who was on the wrong side of the road, reports stated.
Ms. Diggs had graduated from King’s Fork High School in Suffolk and was in training for a job as a certified nursing assistant.
It’s always tragic when a young life is lost in this manner and my thoughts are with the family of Ms. Diggs.
It’s unclear if charges will be brought against the driver. Police reports said several callers saw a Cadillac CTS driving the wrong way on westbound U.S. 58. This tragedy raises a lot of unanswered questions. I have dealt with a number of crashes in which elderly drivers have made mistakes that ended in tragedy.
When a driver or a passenger is killed by a wrong-way driver, their relatives will often have a legitimate case to bring a wrongful death lawsuit to compensate for their loss. Needless to say, no amount of money can ever make up for a life lost, but families often face severe financial problems after a death.
See our Suffolk injury lawyers’ information on wrongful death cases. Call us at 757-333-3333 or see CooperHurley.com. When It Really Counts, Count on Cooper Hurley.