Driver is Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter over Death of Jim Ira Miller Jr. in Virginia Beach
I was saddened to read about how a pedestrian was killed over the weekend in Virginia Beach by a driver who was later charged with DUI and involuntary manslaughter.
Virginia Beach police spokesman Lonnie Cain said on Sunday at about 9:19 p.m. Virginia Beach Police, Fire, and Rescue personnel responded reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a car in the 1700 block of Pacific Avenue.
Emergency personnel found Jim Ira Miller Jr. injured at the scene of the crash after being struck by a vehicle operated by a 29-year-old driver. Mr. Miller, 50 years old, of Virginia Beach was transported to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.
The 29-year-old man of Hobart Avenue Virginia Beach, Virginia was subsequently charged with DUI 2ND Offense, and Involuntary Manslaughter as a result of DUI, Cain said.
He was transported to the Virginia Beach Correctional facility and held without bond.
My thoughts as a Virginia Beach injury lawyer are with the family of Mr. Miller. Every year dozens of pedestrians are killed and injured on the highways of Hampton Roads. In some cases drivers are speeding or may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Alcohol and drugs are a major cause of accidents. If a drunken driver is found to have caused an injury or death, punitive (or additional) damages may be awarded in a subsequent lawsuit. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have decades of experience in obtaining justice for those injured by drunk drivers or the families of those who have been killed. Call us at 757.455.0077 or see Cooperhurley.com