Norfolk DUI Accident Injury Attorney Report : Police Say Alcohol was a Factor in Accident in which Road Worker Lost a Leg
Alcohol was a factor in an accident in Norfolk, VA that led to a construction worker losing his leg, say police.
Troopers charged a 32-year-old driver following a serious accident in a work zone on Interstate 264 that left several Virginia Department of Transportation workers injured on September 14, 2012, WAVY.com reported.
Our Norfolk car and truck accident injury attorneys reported how a 19-year-old contractor had his leg amputated at the scene near the Broad Creek Bridge.
Sgt. Michelle Anaya of Virginia State Police said the 19-year-old Newport News man, who is a contracted VDOT worker, was standing on a platform behind the truck, collecting cones when a Dodge Charger changed lanes and ended up in a coned off work zone. The charger hit the construction truck, pinning the worker under it.
As well as the amputated leg the worker was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for the treatment of other serious injuries. Two other construction workers were hurt.
The Charger driver has been charged with reckless driving and driving while suspended. “Anaya said alcohol was a factor in the crash, however, other charges are pending the results of blood work,” WAVY.com reported.
As an experienced Norfolk and Virginia Beach accident injury lawyer, I am shocked by the circumstances of this crash that left a young man facing the rest of his life as an amputee.
In April a driver who was later charged with a DUI hit a road worker from Virginia Beach on I-64 in Norfolk, leaving him with serious injuries.
We don’t defend drunk drivers. We sue them. See our Virginia DUI accident injury attorneys’ advice to victims of crashes caused by drunk drivers.