Norfolk Car Accident Attorney Report – Alcohol a Possible Factor as Car Hits a Power Pole in Norfolk
Alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that sent two people to a local hospital in Norfolk, VA after a car slammed into a power pole.
The crash with injuries occurred on Newtown Road near the intersection with Greenwich Road in Norfolk at about midnight on March 25, 2012, WAVY.com reported.
The crash closed down part of Newtown Road overnight and caused a power outage.
The TV station reported a driver lost control of a car and hit the power pole, causing several power lines to fall, knocking out the supply of electricity to homes.
As experienced Norfolk, VA car accident injury lawyers we are relieved the injuries suffered by the occupants of this car do not appear to have been serious.
A police officer on scene said he “believed both alcohol and speed may have been factors in the crash,” WAVY reported.
Sadly, alcohol and speed cause many crashes on the highways of cities such as Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Newport News, VA.
In Norfolk 9 people died in auto crashes in 2010. Of these 6 fatalities were alcohol related, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
If you or a family member has been hurt or killed by a drunk driver, you may have a case to bring a claim. This is also the case if you are the passenger in a vehicle driven by a drunk driver. Our experienced Norfolk, VA auto injury attorneys have more than four decades of combined experienced in DUI crash claims.
The Norfolk and Virginia Beach based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries. 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.