Many people move to Hampton Roads to serve in the Navy, Army, air force or U.S Coast Guard. The military make a great contribution to our country and our area.
I was, therefore, saddened to read further details about the death of a woman who was serving in the U.S. Navy in Virginia Beach last week. Two men are facing drunken driving charges in the wake of the crash that killed Heidi Jo Friedman.
Last week I wrote about the crash on Newtown Road in Virginia Beach that killed this young woman and injured three. My thoughts are with Ms. Friedman’s family at the tragic time.
The New Hampshire Union Leader reported on how Ms. Friedman, 33, who was born in Portsmouth, in New Hampshire, died at the accident scene.
The police press release noted how a two-vehicle crash took place on Sunday, April 12, at 2:31 a.m. Members of the Virginia Beach Police Fatal Accident Crash Team responded to the scene on Newtown Road, and reported finding a woman dead and four others with injuries.
Virginia Beach police said a 2008 Chevy Malibu was traveling southbound on Newtown Road when the driver tried to make a left turn onto Greenwich Road and was struck on the passenger side by a 2004 Ford Mustang traveling northbound on Newtown Road. Friedman was a passenger in the Chevy Malibu.
Virginia Beach police charged the 33-year-old Malibu driver from Norfolk with driving under the influence and refusing to take a breath test. They charged the Mustang’s driver, a 32-year-old from Chesapeake, with DUI plus disorderly conduct on hospital grounds.
The New Hampshire Union Leader carried details of the obituary of Ms. Friedman who was born in 1981, in Portsmouth, and was a graduate of Ledyard High School, Class of 1999 in Ledyard, Conn. She loved playing rugby and traveling.
It’s tragic that another young life appears to have been lost due to alcohol. At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers we never represent DUI drivers. We sue them. If you lose a loved one due to drunk driving in Virginia, you are entitled to damages. Although no amount of money can compensate for a life lost, a death can be very costly for those who are left behind. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a free consultation at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.