I was shocked to read about an accident in Virginia Beach that left a passenger critically injured and led to DWI charges being brought against a driver.
In a press release Virginia Beach Police Department said at 1 a.m. on Jan 7, communications received a report about a single vehicle crash on Lynnhaven Parkway at the base of the I-264 overpass.
First responders arrived at the scene and found a wrecked car with two occupants inside. Both the driver and the passenger were transported to a local hospital. The passenger was listed in a critical condition.
Due to the severity of the crash, Virginia Beach’s Fatal Accident Crash Team responded. Police said the investigation revealed a 2008 Nissan 350Z was traveling on the off-ramp from Westbound I-264 to Southbound Lynnhaven Parkway. As the vehicle exited the off ramp, the driver lost control of the car. The Nissan started to slide towards the overpass striking the concrete jersey wall and continuing into the concrete support of the overpass.
Police later identified the driver of the Nissan as Robert Ryan Pirzad, 25, of the 2100 block of Dory Drive, Virginia Beach. He was charged with DWI Second Offense, Maiming As A Result of Driving, and DWI Refusal Of Test, police said. Pirzad is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond.
The case is being investigated by the police department’s Fatal Accident Crash Team.
My thoughts as a Virginia Beach personal injury lawyer are with the family of the passenger. When a passenger is injured, he or she often has grounds to make a claim against the driver’s insurance policy.
Additional damages may be available in Virginia if a driver is found to be drunk. At Cooper Hurley we don’t defend drunk drivers. We sue them. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation.