Norfolk, Virginia Injury Lawyer Reports: Speeding Drivers pose a Danger in South Norfolk, Chesapeake
Speeding drivers in the Chesapeake, VA community of South Norfolk are cutting through neighborhoods at high speeds, putting lives at risk, according to homeowners.
The South Norfolk Civic League is making a case to get more stop signs installed in the borough, claiming residents face injury or even death, WVEC.com reports.
“Trying to get these cut-throughs eliminated where it’s not so easy for people just to go speeding through the neighborhood just to get around the main thoroughfares,” Andy Joyce of the South Norfolk Civic League told the station.
The speeding problem is so serious, the City of Chesapeake, VA has installed blinking stop signs at four intersections to help.
The streets of South Norfolk are narrow meaning there is less margin for error for speeders.
As Norfolk, VA car accident injury lawyers we are concerned about reports of excess speed.
Chesapeake has one of the highest road accident death rates in Hampton Roads. When deaths occur on highways such as the I-64 or U.S. Highway 13 in Chesapeake, VA, speed is often a factor.
Recently we reported on how a 34-year-old man from Virginia Beach drove past a police speed trap at more than 100 mph, before losing control of his car and flipping over. The accident proved to be fatal.
All too often pedestrians can end up as innocent victims of speeding drivers. We hope in the case of the South Norfolk community in Chesapeake, drivers heed the warnings being given by the people who live on these streets. In my 23 years as an injury lawyer in Hampton Roads, Virginia, I have often represented families whose children have been hit by cars on the streets near their homes. When kids are on bikes, playing , or waiting for the school bus, they are at risk for injuries where traffic uses their neighborhood as a cut-through. The insurance companies blame the victims as “dart-outs” when a driver runs into a boy or girl, as it is hard to prove the car was speeding without an adult witness. I will never forget a case I worked on as a young accident lawyer where a Portsmouth family saw their daughter have her leg broken and in a whole body cast for months after a collision just like this reported problem of a street used as a short cut for commuters.