Pedestrian is Killed on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News
Police are investigating a fatal crash in Newport News in which a man died after being hit by a vehicle on a dimly lit section of Warwick Boulevard.
Holly McPherson of the Newport News Police Department said the crash occurred just before 2:30 a.m. on Friday morning. A 29-year-old man who hit the pedestrian, called police after the incident.
A preliminary police investigation found the man was walking on the side of the road from the Ft. Eustis off-ramp onto the southbound lanes of Warwick Boulevard. The driver was heading south on Warwick Boulevard.
The walker was taken to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead about an hour later. McPherson said he has not been identified.
Police say the area is poorly lit. The crash remains under investigation, McPherson said.
Fast moving highways in Newport News such as Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard are notoriously hazardous for pedestrians. In 2012, a man was killed crossing Jefferson Avenue.
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Even if the walker was not on a crosswalk a driver may be speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol.
Call our Newport News personal injury lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see Cooperhurley.com.