Pedestrian is Killed in Radford County, VA Accident After Being Hit by Multiple Vehicles
A tragic accident in Radford County, VA in early January highlights the vulnerability of pedestrians on the roads of Virginia.
According to WSET, a pedestrian was struck on I-81 in Radford, VA on January 2, 2013. It appears the pedestrian was struck by more than one car and killed at about 6:45 a.m., said Montgomery State Police.
The man may have been struck by at least two or three vehicles at mile marker 108, near the overpass for Route 787.
See this video about a fatal pedestrian accident in Pennsylvania.
As an experienced Virginia pedestrian accident injury lawyer, I see many instances pedestrians being killed and seriously injured in Hampton Roads such as the man recently killed crossing Northampton Boulevard in Virginia Beach.
Under the law of Virginia, the driver of any vehicle 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.
Our experienced Norfolk-based crosswalk accident injury attorneys we are concerned that at a time when the roads are becoming safer, pedestrian deaths appear to be on the increase.