Hampton, VA Personal Injury Lawyer Report – Pedestrian is Killed in Hampton
A 46-year-old woman has become the latest pedestrian victim to die on the roads of Hampton.
Police said Duwanna Birchette Barnes of Wood Avenue was hit in the early hours of April 28, 2012 near the intersection of Old Buckroe Road and Lawrence Avenue in Hampton, VA., the Daily Press reported.
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The woman died at the scene. Hampton police said she was hit by a 1996 Ford van heading east on Old Buckroe Road.
Police believe Ms. Barnes knew the driver of the van and got into an argument with him shortly before the accident. Hampton police said Ms. Barnes tried to get out the van before the driver could bring it to a complete stop and was hit.
As experienced Hampton pedestrian accident injury attorneys our thoughts are with this victim’s family . Hampton Roads cities such as Hampton and Norfolk and Virginia Beach where Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has offices, along with Chesapeake and Suffolk, have seen a steady stream of pedestrian deaths over the last year. Hampton saw two pedestrian deaths in as many days in January, 2012.
Many Hampton Roads cities are far from pedestrian friendly. There are few marked crossings and some neighborhoods lack sidewalks. Many fast moving highways are poorly marked.
Even less densely populated cities such as Poquoson have seen a number of pedestrian injuries, our experienced accident injury attorneys recently reported.
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident or a loved one has been killed please contact our experienced Hampton Roads pedestrian accident injury lawyers.
The Norfolk and Virginia Beach based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.