Norfolk Accident Injury Lawyer Report – Norfolk Police Officer was Hurt by Red Light Runner
A Police officer was injured in Norfolk when a driver ran a red light and hit his car, according to investigators.
The crash occurred on May 15, 2012, at a stop light on Ingleside Road in Norfolk, VA, the Virginian-Pilot reported.
Police say a 32-year-old man ran a red light and hit the officer’s vehicle when he was stopped.
Police spokesman Chris Amos said the car kept going until it stopped at Azalea Garden Road, and police discovered the man had been shot before he crashed his car into the officer’s.
Both men were injured. As Norfolk, VA accident injury lawyers we are pleased to hear neither of the injuries sustained in this crash were life-threatening.
Charges are reported to be pending against the driver and police looking into the shooting.
Law enforcement officers are often on the front line on the dangerous roads of cites such as Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA.
Recently our Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers reported on how a police officer suffered head injuries in Virginia Beach when his car was hit by a woman who was later charged with a DUI.
In some cases police officers and Virginia state troopers have been killed.
Virginia State Trooper Adam M. Bowen from Warsaw, VA., was killed when his cruiser was hit by another car in King George County, Virginia.
Virginia has a “move over law,” that’s intended to protect emergency personnel. This means drivers are legally required to move into the next lane or, if that’s not possible, to slow down by 20 miles per hour when passing an emergency vehicle.
Violators face a fine of $2500 under this law that was recently extended to vehicles with yellow lights such as tow trucks.