Norfolk Injury Lawyer Report – Contractor Loses Leg After Work Zone Accident on I-264 in Norfolk, VA
A contractor has suffered a serious injury after he was hit by a car in a work zone on the I-264 in Norfolk, in the latest in a series of accidents in work zones.
The 19-year-old was injured near the Broad Creek Bridge and ended up having his leg amputated by paramedics at the scene, the Virginian-Pilot reported.
The accident occurred at 3:05 A.M. on September 14, 2012. The worker was picking up cones on a platform on the back of a work truck, according to state police.
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Spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said a state trooper, Sgt. R. Buckham, was in his car in the work zone with his lights flashing in the eastbound lanes when he witnessed a Dodge Charger change lanes in the work zone.
“The Charger went between his vehicle and the truck, struck the truck from behind and pinned the contractor underneath,” reported the Virginian-Pilot.
The driver of the work zone truck, along with another construction worker and Charger driver were also injured.
The 32-year-old Charger driver from Virginia Beach, was charged with reckless driving and driving on a suspended license, according to Anaya. More charges are pending.
My thoughts as an experienced Virginia Beach serious injury lawyer are with the victim in this crash. Amputation is a terrible ordeal to go through, especially when you are only 19-years-old.
A state trooper was injured in a head-on crash in a work zone on the Gilmerton Bridge in Chesapeake, VA., just days earlier.
If you are approaching a work zone, it’s vital to slow down and pay attention to your surroundings.