Police Say Hit and Run Driver Left Child in Serious Condition in Hampton
There are fewer more tragic accidents that those that involve children on the highways of Hampton Roads. There are few things more despicable than hitting a child and leaving the accident scene.
This is what appears to have happened in Hampton on Monday afternoon, according to police.
Sgt. Jason Price of Hampton Police Division said police officers responded to a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of E. Mercury Boulevard and Clay Street just after 2 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, a 12-year-old boy was lying in the road. He was flown to a local hospital with critical injuries, Sgt. Price said.
Investigators said the child was trying to cross the street when a gray vehicle traveling westbound on E. Mercury Boulevard struck him. Police say there was a male driver in the car and the vehicle likely has front end damage.
As a parent, the health and safety of your child is your most important concern. If your child suffers an accident or is hurt through no fault of his own, it can sometimes be devastating and hard to know where to go to get help once you’ve sought medical attention.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers helps families recover after their children have suffered a serious accident. We have helped parents whose children were hurt in car accidents or in daycare accidents or in slips and falls or mistakes by doctors.
Drivers have a special responsibility to look out for child pedestrians. Young people may cross the road at unexpected times or be in residential streets on a skateboard or a scooter. There is never an excuse for leaving an accident scene. Leaving an accident scene is unforgivable when a child has been injured.
Even the safest and most cautious pedestrians cannot protect themselves against every reckless, negligent or drunk driver. If you are struck while you are in a crosswalk, the fault of the driver is especially clear. There are very clear rules in Virginia about the responsibilities of drivers when they approach crosswalks. If you have been injured in a car-pedestrian or car-bicycle accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries and other losses. Our Hampton personal injury lawyers can help you seek justice and get the compensation you deserve. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has a client meeting location Peninsula Town Center in Hampton and we can come to you. Call us for a free consultation at 757.455.0077.