Pedestrian Killed in Isle of Wight, Motorcyclist Loses His Life in Suffolk
It was a deadly weekend on the highways of Hampton Roads. A pedestrian was killed in Isle of Wight and a motorcyclist died on the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial-Bridge-Tunnel.
Virginia State Police are investigating an accident involving a pedestrian in the Isle of Wight on Saturday night. According to police Ann Marie Pruitt, 33, was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado on Whippingham Parkway as she crossed the road.
She was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital but tragically later died from her injuries.
A prolonged investigation took place. All of the lanes of Whippingham Parkway were shut down at Carrollton Boulevard and a detour was set up. Whippingham Parkway reopened around 4 a.m. Sunday, reported WAVY.com.
Our thoughts are with the family of Ms. Pruitt. Few details are available about this crash. Police have not said if charged will be forthcoming.
The pedestrian killed in the Isle of Wight was the second fatal accident report on Saturday night.
Police said a multi-vehicle crash shut down the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel for several hours on Saturday night, reported WAVY.com.
Around 9:19 p.m. Virginia State Police were called out to the crash south of exit 7 on the MMMBT.
Police said a 25-year-old motorcyclist from Hampton, was speeding when he tried to pass a Toyota Echo on the left shoulder. The motorcyclist struck a jersey wall on the Bridge-Tunnel and rear-ended the Toyota. He was ejected from his bike and died upon impact with the road. Police said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Extensive detours were put in place. Drivers were diverted from I-664 north to the James River Bridge. The interstate did not re-open until shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday.
Another motorcyclist was killed on Airline Boulevard in Chesapeake on Friday night, we noted on our personal injury blog.
Over the summer months, more motorcyclists and cyclists are out on the roads of Virginia.
Drivers should also keep a look out for pedestrians who may be crossing the road after a night out. In rural areas like the Isle of Wight, there are fewer crosswalks and people who cross the road are often taking their lives in their hands. Never cross the highway unless the road is clear.
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian, car or motorcycle crash in Virginia, our wrongful death lawyers would like to talk to you. Call (757) 333-3333.