Elderly Woman is Killed Crossing Campostella Road in Norfolk, VA
Hampton Roads can be a dangerous place to be a pedestrian. This year alone, I have read about a large number of pedestrian accidents in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
I was saddened to read about the death of an 89-year-old woman who was hit by a vehicle on November 29 as she crossed Campostella Road in Norfolk.
Chris Amos with the Norfolk Police Department said the fatal accident happened at 7 p.m. He said 89-year-old Omega L. Hill was crossing Campostella Road at Greenleaf Drive when she was hit by a vehicle, reported WAVY.com.
Police said she was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but later died.
WAVY reported the vehicle stopped after hitting Ms. Hill, according to police. The driver is not said to be facing any charges at this time, although the accident is under investigation. My thoughts as a Norfolk pedestrian accident injury lawyer are with the family of Ms Hill.
Cities such as Norfolk, Hampton and Virginia Beach can be far from pedestrian friendly. People who cross the road are taking their lives in their own hands. I have seen accidents in the past in which pedestrians have been mown over when they have had the right of way on crosswalks in Virginia.
When pedestrians are killed in this manner, there may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit to be filed against the insurance policy of the driver by the family of the deceased.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident or if you have lost a loved on call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757-455-0077.