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Boy is Killed in Suffolk Tractor-Trailer Cab Accident

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Boy is Killed in Suffolk Tractor-Trailer Cab Accident

I was saddened to read about a Suffolk tractor-trailer cab accident that claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy this week.

Details are still emerging about this accident but it appeared the boy jumped on the cab as part of a game of “truth or dare” reported WAVY.com.

The TV station reported that emergency crews were called to the scene on Brookwood Drive in northern Suffolk just after 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors said he had just turned 12-years-old, according to neighbors. The driver of the tractor-trailer remained at the accident scene, according to media reports.

The TV channel reported the comments of witnesses that the boy may have jumped onto the tractor-trailer during a game of “truth or dare” with friends. Suffolk Police would not confirm that report on Tuesday. One witness suggested the boy’s foot became stuck when he tried to jump on the truck for a second time.

Brockwood Drive - Scene of  a Suffolk Tractor-Trailer Cab Accident

Brockwood Drive - Scene of a Suffolk Tractor-Trailer Cab Accident

There are still many outstanding questions about this Suffolk tractor-trailer cab accident. It’s always horrendous when a child is killed and my thoughts are with the family of this 12-year-old.

WAVY reported no charges were filed as of Tuesday night. The accident remains under investigation.

ABC Channel 13 reported the boy was hit by the tractor-trailer cab. The full details of this tragic accident are not available. Drivers of big rigs have a responsibility to ensure their vehicles are safe and not easily accessed by children.

The boy’s death was the second on the highways of Hampton Roads this week.

In Virginia Beach, a man died after he was struck by a pickup truck on Monday night.

Police responded to the accident in the 1800 block of Independence Boulevard and 900 block of Windsor Oaks Boulevard around 8:30 p.m.

Officers say a man was trying to cross Independence Boulevard when he was struck by a Dodge pickup truck. The driver of the truck stayed at the scene with the victim until first responders arrived.

The man was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. He died early Tuesday morning from his injuries. The man was later identified as 21-year-old Raekwon Allen Mcrae of Virginia Beach.

The incident is under investigation by Virginia Beach Police Department’s Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT).

If you lose a loved one you may have grounds to file a wrongful death suit against the insurance company of an at-fault driver. Please call our Hampton Roads personal injury lawyers at (757) 455-0077.

Jim Hurley

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John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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