I have a big problem with hit-and-run drivers. It’s bad enough when a driver is careless enough to cause an accident or to hit a pedestrian. It’s inexcusable when that driver leaves the scene and leaves the victim and their family to pick up the pieces.
In Chesapeake, a fatal hit and run occurred on Thursday night. A black pick-up hit a pedestrian and kept on driving.
Chesapeake police spokesman Leo Kosinski said officers responded to a hit-and-run on the 4300 block of Indian River Road involving a pedestrian at about 10:25 p.m. The pedestrian was later identified as Mary Boykins, 57, of Justis Street in Chesapeake. I was saddened to read she died later at a local hospital of her injuries.
My thoughts as a Chesapeake pedestrian accident lawyer are with the family of Ms. Boykins. I sincerely hope the hit-and-run driver is brought to justice. The family of Ms. Boykins may also have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. No amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, but it can help with the financial hardship caused by the death.
Kosinski said police found Ms. Boykins has been hit by a black pickup truck. “The suspect vehicle left the scene eastbound on Indian River Rd. headed into the city of Virginia Beach,” he said in a statement.
Indian River Rd. was closed eastbound between the intersections of Sparrow Rd. and Macdonald Rd. on Thursday night while the Chesapeake Police Accident Reconstruction Team worked the accident scene.
In a recent case a Virginia cyclist who suffered head injuries when he was knocked off his bicycle by a hit-and-run driver was awarded $1.35 million. All cases are different and we cannot guarantee the same result in your case.
In this video I talk about hit-and-run drivers and how they usually have something to hide such as the fact they are drunk. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a free consultation if you have been hurt in an auto accident at 757.455.0077.