Driver Causes Deadly St Pauls Boulevard Hit-and-Run Crash in Norfolk
We are always horrified to read about the death of a pedestrian in Hampton Roads. Far too many walkers die on our highways. Tragically, a deadly St Pauls Boulevard hit-and-run crash was reported on Tuesday night.
A man died at the scene close just a few blocks from our offices in downtown Norfolk.
The driver who hit him near the Scope Arena kept on going, reported WAVY.com.
WAVY reported Norfolk police shut down a section of St. Pauls Boulevard, near Scope Arena, Tuesday night after the deadly hit-and-run.
First responders were called to the scene just after 10:40 p.m. They reportedly found a man lying unconscious in the middle of the intersection of St. Pauls and E. Charlotte Street.
Medical care was given, but police said the man died at the accident scene. The vehicle that hit had left the scene before police arrived at the intersection.
Few details are available about the vehicle that hit the pedestrian. Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this tragic time.
There is never any excuse to leave an accident scene. I am always appalled to read about incidents in which drivers leave a scene when their actions cause a death or a serious personal injury.
Deadly St Pauls Boulevard Hit-and-Run Crash – Police Seek Driver
Often hit-and-run drivers have something to hide. They may have been intoxicated or driving too fast. They may just be seeking to escape after hitting a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
Drivers must be aware of unmarked crosswalks at intersections as well as marked ones.
Virginia has some very clear crosswalk rules that drivers must abide by. Specifically:
46.2-924. Drivers to stop for pedestrians
“The driver of any vehicle on a highway shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian crossing such highway at any clearly marked crosswalk, whether at mid-block or at the end of any block; at any regular pedestrian crossing included in the prolongation of the lateral boundary lines of the adjacent sidewalk at the end of a block; and at any intersection when the driver is approaching on a highway or street where the legal maximum speed does not exceed 35 miles per hour… No pedestrian shall enter or cross an intersection in disregard of approaching traffic.
As Virginia wrongful death lawyers we sue drivers who kill others whether pedestrians, cyclists, other drivers or passengers.
Please see our wrongful death resources on our website or call us at (757) 455-0077.