In my work as a personal injury lawyer I find few things sadder than the death of a child, be it in Newport News, Norfolk or Virginia Beach.
I was particularly saddened to read the poignant report in the Daily Press about the death of a two-year-old who recently lost his life at the intersection of Wickham Avenue and 28th Street in Newport News.
For kids who grow up in south east Newport News life can be tough. Wickham Avenue has seen its fair share of marches against violence after an upsurge in shootings in the community.
In this case, a young life was lost when a black SUV traveling along Wickham Avenue struck the toddler at the intersection of 28th Street and Wickham Avenue.
The Daily Press reported on how the tot’s twin brother asks where he is to his mother Daymaire on the porch of their home at the intersection of Wickham Avenue and 29th Street and she replies: “with God.”
Family members told the Daily Press the child may have been trying to reach a nearby playground in the Doris Miller Community Center, when he was hit by the SUV. He was pronounced dead last Thursday at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughter in Norfolk.
No charges have been filed against the driver as of yet, according to Holly McPherson, spokeswoman for the Newport News Police Department.
If you are the driver of a car, you always have to look out for children, particularly in the summer holidays when they are out of school. If you have lost a loved one, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit, even when no criminal charges are brought against a driver. Call Cooper Hurley Injury lawyers at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation or see CooperHurley.com.