Newport News, VA Injury Lawyer Report – Man Injured his Kids When he Ran Red Light, say Police
BODY – A man from Newport News, VA was arrested on Feb. 2, 2012 after police said he ran a red light, hit two other cars and seriously injured two young children in his car at an intersection in York County.
This heartbreaking accident reported in the Daily Press, occurred at the intersection of Route 134/Hampton Highway and Yorktown Road in lower York County.
State police said a 2001 Chevy Malibu which was traveling south on Route 134 evidently ran a red light to make a left turn onto Yorktown Road. It struck a Chevrolet Sienna and a two-year-old child was ejected before it hit a stopped pickup truck.
The driver was charged with running a red light; reckless driving and failure to secure a child in a child restraint.
As an experienced car accident injury attorney who works with clients in Newport News, I am shocked by this accident. Although the full facts are not yet known it’s scary to imagine the event from the view of the two children in the back seat. This accident also raises questions about how adequately the infant was placed in an appropriate seat, or if something was wrong with the child seat.
Sadly all too often we see young people hurt and killed in cities such as Newport News, York County and Hampton, VA. Recently a 13-year-old was hurt crossing a road in nearby Poquoson.
As experienced Virginia (VA) child injury lawyers, we are always sad to hear of preventable wrecks when kids are in the back seat and we hope these two children will make a full recovery.