Eagle Avenue Drunk Drivers Leave a Community in Fear
Drunk drivers are always a menace on the roads of Virginia. In one Norfolk community, residents say they are swerving into parked cars in the middle of the night. The problems posed by Eagle Avenue drunk drivers were recently highlighted by a local TV station.
A report on Channel 13 noted neighbors in Norfolk say drunk drivers are hitting their cars at night. The antics of these drivers pose a clear threat to other drivers, pedestrians, and residents of this neighborhood.
Eagle Avenue drunk drivers are linked to a spate of property damage incidents to cars. Local residents believe the Norfolk street’s proximity to bars on Chesapeake Boulevard and other streets is fueling the drunken driver problem.
Car owners are also unhappy that they are being left to foot the bill for the damage. The problems were reported on Eagle Avenue in Norfolk. The street is close to Little Creek Road and Chesapeake Boulevard and several bars.
Kenneth Kee is one of the latest victims of Eagle Avenue drunk drivers. He told the TV channel, the tailgate of his truck was smashed and there are dents on the vehicle from someone hitting it. He suspects that driver was drunk.
His car was hit at about 5 a.m. It is the second time it was damaged. Keel said the first time his car was hit, it was a write-off. However, no arrest was made.
However, the suspected drunk driver’s insurance paid for a new truck. Now he is parking his truck on his lawn so it doesn’t get hit yet again.
Keel told Channel 13 he must use his own money for the second fix because he wasn’t given the original police report with the name of the driver who hit his car.
Keel fears someone could be killed by Eagle Avenue drunk drivers. He said the street is surrounded by busy highways. His daughter, grandkids, and other members of his family live on Eagle Avenue. He fears they could be hit by a drunk driver.
Every year, drivers, passengers, and pedestrians are hit and killed by drunk drivers in Hampton Roads.
In 2015, for example, 241 people were killed on the highways of Virginia because of the actions of drunk drivers, according to Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
Although the number of highway deaths fell compared to 2014 and these fatalities show a long-term decline over the last decade or so, we should not be complacent. If you have lost a loved one, a single DUI death is one too many. Call our drunk driving personal injury lawyers today at (757) 455-0077.