Newport News Injury Lawyer Report – I-64 Accident in Newport News Kills Driver, Leaves Passenger Critical
A serious single car accident on Interstate 64 in Newport News left the driver dead and a passenger in a critical condition.
The accident took place in the morning of August 1, 2012, close to Fort Eustis Boulevard in northern Newport News, VA.
State police said a 2004 Toyota Camry was traveling east and as traffic slowed to stop, ran off the road, as the driver lost control and struck a tree.
The driver Jamall Keith Walker, 26 of Orcutt Avenue, Newport News, VA, died of his injuries. The passenger, Chanatha Dinia Nettles, 23 , of Hampton is in a critical condition.
As a Newport News personal injury lawyer my thoughts are with the families of these two young people.
When a driver loses control of a car, injuring a passenger, the passenger may have grounds for a claim against the driver’s insurance company.
The cause of this tragic accident is unknown. State police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said it’s not known if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Both occupants of the car were wearing their safety belts.
See our Newport News injury lawyers’ advice about making claims in single car wrecks.
The Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton, VA based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 455 -0077 or contact us through this website.