Another pedestrian has been hit and seriously injured in Hampton Roads – this time on Shore Drive in Norfolk.
NewsChannel 3 reported that the 31-year-old man was hit by a Dodge Challenger in Norfolk as he was trying to get an item that fell from his vehicle. No charges had been issued by Norfolk police but the case remained under investigation.
Shortly before noon on Friday, police were called to the 7600 block of Shore Drive, where a 31-year-old man had been struck by a car, NewsChannel 3 reported.
The man was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries, according to police.
The vehicle and driver involved in the crash remained at the scene. Both northbound and southbound Shore Drive were reported to be closed to traffic.
Every year dozens of pedestrians are hit by vehicles in Hampton Roads. Recently, a 12-year-old girl was mown down and injured by a car while she was walking to a bus stop in Virginia Beach.
Norfolk injury lawyer John Cooper talks about dangerous Shore Drive – a road running through Norfolk and VA Beach
There are many busy urban highways in cities such as Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton and Newport News that are unfriendly to pedestrians. Many people on foot have been injured and even killed on roads such as Tidewater Drive in Norfolk and Jefferson Avenue in Newport News. Shore Drive has a bad reputation for accidents. Earlier this year a 60-year-old pedestrian was mown down and killed by a police cruiser in Portsmouth.
Recently, I recorded a video about the dangers of Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.
Many of these accidents are caused by excess speed and drivers losing control. If you have been hurt in an accident in Tidewater, either as a pedestrian, a passenger or another driver, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a free consultation at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.