I was saddened to read about yet another fatal accident on Suffolk’s notorious Route 460 (Pruden Boulevard) involving a number of vehicles.
Police later identified a woman who was killed in Friday’s crash as Michele Acree, 38, of Windsor, Virginia. Channel 13 News reported a second victim, Curtis Grant, is in stable but serious condition at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
The multi-vehicle accident on Friday tied up traffic for several hours Friday evening on Route 460 in Suffolk. A news release stated emergency units responded at around 5:35 p.m. to the scene of a multiple vehicle accident on Friday evening in the 4800 block of Route 460/Pruden Boulevard at Old Myrtle Road.
The accident involved three vehicles left two people with serious injuries. They were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital by ambulance after emergency medical assessment and treatment on the scene.
Channel 13 reported on how one of the victims subsequently died as a result of the injuries she sustained in the accident. The driver of a third vehicle refused medical assessment and treatment at the scene.
All lanes of Route 460 were shut down for hours with traffic being diverted. My thoughts are with the family of Ms. Acree at this tragic time.
Bill O’Mara of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers talks about the dangers of Pruden Boulevard
Pruden Boulevard has a bad reputation for accidents. Almost a year ago, an 80-year-old who was a passenger in a minivan, died in an accident on Route 460 in Suffolk.
Other accidents on Pruden Boulvard include:
In September, 2013, an accident involving two tractor trailers and six cars on Pruden Boulevard left a man from Virginia Beach dead and seven people injured.
In December, 2012, a motorcyclist was seriously injured in an accident on Pruden Boulevard (Route 460).
The cause of this recent accident has not been revealed and it’s not clear yet which driver was to blame. When a driver or a passenger loses their life on the highway, their family may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. As Suffolk personal injury lawyers we have represented many families who have lost loved ones on the highways of Hampton Roads. See our information about filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Virginia. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a free consultation at 757.455.0077.