Norfolk, VA Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Report : Pedestrian Suffers Serious Injuries on North Military Highway in Norfolk
Another pedestrian has been hit by a car in Norfolk in the same month as a wheelchair-bound man was killed on a crosswalk in the city.
Police say the man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a vehicle in Norfolk on February 18, 2013, WAVY.com reported.
Chris Amos with the Norfolk Police Department said the latest crash involving a pedestrian occurred in the 700 block of North Military Highway around 7:30 a.m.
A Mercury Mountaineer was traveling northbound on Military Highway when it hit and injured the adult pedestrian as he tried to cross the street. The man was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where his condition is unknown.
As an experienced Norfolk pedestrian accident attorney, I was concerned to read about this latest incident in the city where Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has its offices.
Earlier this month I reported on the death of James Gregory Camp on Tidewater Drive in Norfolk. The wheelchair-bound man was mown down by a car on a crosswalk.
Under Virginia law the driver of a car, motorcycle or truck on a highway shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian crossing a highway.
This law applies on a clearly marked crosswalk, whether in the middle or at the end of a block; at any regular pedestrian crossing or any intersection when the driver is approaching on a highway or street where the legal maximum speed does not exceed 35 miles per hour.
The circumstances of the latest pedestrian accident in Norfolk are not yet clear. See our Norfolk injury lawyers’ advice on accidents involving pedestrians in Virginia.
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