Pedestrian is Knocked Down and Killed by Two Cars on Lafayette Boulevard in Norfolk
I was shocked and saddened to read a recent story on WAVY.com about how a pedestrian was killed by two cars in Norfolk on March 5, 2013.
In a new video I describe how pedestrians are hit with an alarming regularity on the highways of cities such as Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Hampton, VA – all cities in which Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has either offices or client meeting locations.
Police say a man who was hit by two cars died of his injuries. Karen Parker-Chesson with the Norfolk Police Department told WAVY, the pedestrian was struck just after 8 p.m. in the 2100 block of Lafayette Boulevard.
She said both drivers stayed on scene and it is unknown if charges will be brought.
My thoughts as an experienced Norfolk pedestrian accident injury lawyer are with the family of this man.
Last year my colleague John Cooper reported on how the death of a pedestrian on Northampton Boulevard in Virginia Beach, was the latest in a long line of pedestrian and crosswalk deaths and injuries.
Under Virginia law 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.
The law may be clear but that does not mean drivers are paying attention to the crosswalk law in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and elsewhere in Hampton Roads. In January, 2013 James Gregory Camp, a man in a wheelchair was mown down and killed in Norfolk.
If a loved one has lost their life crossing the road due to the fault of a driver, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death suit and should contact an experienced Norfolk and Virginia Beach wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.