Newport News Injury Lawyer Report : Cyclist and Pedestrian Are Hit in Newport News
A pedestrian and a bicyclist have been hit by cars in Newport News just days after a woman in a wheelchair and a man with her were hit crossing Jefferson Avenue.
In that incident the woman in an electric wheelchair suffered several broken bones and the man was also injured, our experienced Newport News, VA car and truck accidental injury lawyers reported.
On the afternoon of September 25, 2012, a cyclist and a pedestrian were hit in separate incidents in Newport News, WAVY.com reported.
Harold Eley of the Newport News Police Department said a man was struck crossing the 12000 block of Jefferson Avenue shortly before 3:30 p.m.
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Eley said the driver of a 2009 Kia was heading north in the left lane when a light turned red and he hit his brakes. “The driver slid through the intersection and struck a 46-year-old homeless man crossing the street,” WAVY reported.
A cyclist was struck on Fort Eustis Boulevard at about the same time. A Lincoln Town Car heading in the same direction hit the cyclist who was not wearing a helmet. WAVY reported the rider suffered a head injury and was taken to a local hospital. He is said to be in a stable condition.
It’s unclear if charges will be brought. Any head injury can be potentially serious and require long term medical needs.
Cyclists and pedestrians are hit with alarming regularity by cars and trucks in Hampton Roads cities such as Newport News, Norfolk, Hampton and Virginia Beach. Jefferson Avenue in Newport News is a frequent scene of auto pedestrian accidents.
See our Newport News personal injury lawyers’ guide to accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists.
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