Norfolk, VA Injury Lawyer Report : University Light Rail Station Raises Pedestrian Concerns
A light rail station serving Norfolk State University was moved across Brambleton Avenue to ensure it was further away from the school. But that decision has sparked another safety concern amid evidence that students are risking their lives crossing six lanes of traffic to get to classes.
University staff have raised fears that students will be killed crossing the busy highway, the Virginian-Pilot reported.
See this video of the Tide.
Instead of walking a block or two to use a crosswalk students “cross in the middle of a busy block, between the Interstate 264 exit ramp and the Park Avenue intersection, which is traveled by nearly 50,000 vehicles a day,” the Pilot reported.
University staff say there have already been a number of near misses on Brambleton Avenue, and Hampton Roads Transit says statistics show that an average of 332 people use the popular NSU Tide station daily.
As experienced Norfolk, VA pedestrian accident attorneys, we hope this dangerous situation is sorted out soon. In recent weeks we have reported on a number of accidents in which pedestrians have died on fast moving highways.
We reported on how on Jan. 30, 2012, a man was hit and killed on Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA by a taxi. It was the second fatal accident in the city of Hampton in as many days.
In some of these cases drivers have been charged with offenses. Our Virginia Beach, VA wrongful death lawyers reported in 2011 on how a man was killed by a hit and run driver who was being pursued by the police on Northampton Boulevard in Virginia Beach.
See our article about crosswalk injuries.