Hampton, VA Wrongful Death Attorney Reports – Man is Hit and Killed by a Taxi
Two pedestrian deaths in as many days. That’s the sobering statistic recorded in Hampton, VA after a man was hit on Victoria Boulevard by a taxi on the evening of Jan. 30, 2012.
The victim was knocked down and killed on Victoria Boulevard as he tried to cross the road near the intersection with Wakefield Avenue, the Daily Press reported.
He was struck by a yellow Chevrolet van operated by the Yellow Cab company, according to police. Investigators say the driver tried to avoid the pedestrian but was unsuccessful. It’s unclear if charges will be brought.
Pedestrian hit by cab identified: fox43tv.com
The latest pedestrian death in Hampton, VA came just a day after 24-year-old Kameka Sharae Holliday, was knocked down and killed after she was hit by a 2008 Chevy Cobalt traveling north on North King Street.
As Hampton, VA car accident injury attorneys we are alarmed by this spate of pedestrian deaths. In 2011 a number of pedestrians were killed in Hampton including a man in a wheelchair who was mown down by a hit and run driver on W. Mercury Blvd.
The latest tragedy raises the prospect of a wrongful death lawsuit against one of Hampton Roads’ biggest taxicab companies, although the details of the death are sketchy and this case was not a hit and run.
Our Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA based personal injury law firm, has considerable expertise in these kinds of cases. See our recent article about crosswalk injuries and pedestrian rights.