Karoline Johnson of Norfolk who was Killed in Head-on Crash with a Police Cruiser in Norfolk Died on Her 21st Birthday
The woman who was killed in a car wreck when the Honda she was traveling in hit a police car in Norfolk, was celebrating her 21st birthday, according to media reports.
I was saddened to read of this crash on Tidewater Drive in the early hours of April 19, 2013. As a Norfolk car accident lawyer I see many fatal crashes. It’s particularly tragic that Karoline Johnson, died on her birthday.
Karoline Johnson of the 9300 block of Inlet Road in Ocean View, was a passenger in the Honda and died at the scene, police said. She had just turned 21.
According to WAVY.com, at about 4:30 a.m., a Honda heading south on the 6200 block of Tidewater Drive crossed into the northbound lanes where It was involved in a head-on crash with a police cruiser.
The male driver of the Honda was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, wherehe is in a critical condition, WAVY reported. The police office was also injured. Fortunately, his injuries are non-life threatening.
Tidewater Drive from Widgeon Road to Norview Avenue was reopened around 9 a.m. on April 19.
It’s not clear why the Honda driver crossed into the northbound lane. What is clear is the terrible consequences of this accident.
It would appear to me that Karoline Johnson’s family have a clear case to take a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver’s insurance policy, although no amount of money can ever make up for a life lost at so young an age.
The police officer could likely also make a claim for any injuries sustained.
To find out more about wrongful death and what expenses are covered see this article from our Norfolk wrongful death lawyers.
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