Norfolk, VA Accident Attorney Report : Alcohol Is a Factor in Fatal Norfolk I-64 Crash
In a recent article our experienced Norfolk car crash injury attorneys highlighted the dangerous interchange on the I-64 in Norfolk at Norview Avenue.
This section of the interstate was the scene of a fatal crash on April 19, 2012, although it’s not clear if the traffic system at the interchange was linked to the wreck. Early reports suggest alcohol was a factor.
Virginia state police said a man was killed after his van was involved in a two-vehicle crash on I-64 in Norfolk, the Virginian-Pilot reported.
State police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said this fatal crash occurred on I-64 eastbound near Norview Ave.
She said a 1997 Dodge van driven by a 46-year-old man, was traveling in the far right lane, when it ran off the right side of the road hitting a barrier which caused the van to flip back into traffic a number of times.
“As the van entered back into the east bound lanes, a 2000 Ford Taurus, driven by Nate L. Jenkins, was traveling east bound and struck the van,” said Anaya.
The van crashed and the driver was trapped inside. He was later pronounced dead.
State police said alcohol was a contributing factor and the man was not wearing a seat belt.
As Norfolk drunk driving accident injury attorneys we see alcohol contributing to many accidents and this certainly appears to have been case in this fatal crash.
According to the Virginia Highway Safety Office, there were 8,221 alcohol related car accidents in our state in 2010. Sadly, 247 of these were fatal auto accidents.
Nationally alcohol or drugs are linked to about 37 percent of fatal accidents on the highways of America. Driving after consuming alcohol can cost you your life or the lives of other motorists.