Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News
Newport News has some major urban highways that run north to south down the Peninsula and pose a serious hazard to pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers. We are saddened to read about a fatal pedestrian crash on Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.
Newport News Police reported the fatal auto-pedestrian crash occurred at about 10 p.m. on Thursday. A 44-year-old female pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene in the 16900 block of Warwick Boulevard.
Police say the vehicle involved in the accident stayed at the scene, and an investigation is underway.
Warwick Boulevard between Picketts Line and Dozier just north of Fort Eustis Boulevard was shut down after the accident, reported the Daily Press.
Our thoughts are with the family of the victim of this fatal pedestrian crash on Warwick Boulevard. We have seen a spate of serious and fatal pedestrian accidents on this highway in recent years.
In November 2017, a 64-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle at Denbigh Boulevard and Warwick Boulevard. John Smith III was hit by a southbound vehicle just after 5 p.m. reported WTKR.com.
Paramedics took the pedestrian to a local hospital for treatment. A female driver stayed at the scene after the crash. The man was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
In October 2016, a man was hit and killed in the same location on Warwick Boulevard. The Daily Press reported the man was hit by a vehicle and sustained injuries that were considered life-threatening.
He was crossing Warwick Boulevard and standing on the median when he stepped into the road.
The driver closest to the man braked and avoided hitting him. However, the vehicle one lane over did not brake in time and struck him, according to Newport News Police.
Jefferson Avenue in Newport News also has an appalling record for pedestrian casualties.
Also in 2016, a 45-year-old man was killed running across Jefferson Avenue. He was hit and killed by a 15-passenger 2002 Ford E-350 on the northbound side of Jefferson Avenue.
The driver said he attempted to brake and change lanes to avoid hitting the pedestrian, but was unsuccessful.
Jefferson Avenue is one of the most dangerous highways for pedestrians in Hampton Roads.
In some cases, pedestrians have been hit and killed on sidewalks or at intersections by speeding vehicles. At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we have client meeting locations in Newport News and Hampton. Please call us at (757) 455-0077.