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Driver Causes Deadly St Pauls Boulevard Hit-and-Run Crash in Norfolk

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Driver Causes Deadly St Pauls Boulevard Hit-and-Run Crash in Norfolk

We are always horrified to read about the death of a pedestrian in Hampton Roads. Far too many walkers die on our highways. Tragically, a deadly St Pauls Boulevard hit-and-run crash was reported on Tuesday night.

A man died at the scene close just a few blocks from our offices in downtown Norfolk.

The driver who hit him near the Scope Arena kept on going, reported WAVY.com.

WAVY reported Norfolk police shut down a section of St. Pauls Boulevard, near Scope Arena, Tuesday night after the deadly hit-and-run.

First responders were called to the scene just after 10:40 p.m. They reportedly found a man lying unconscious in the middle of the intersection of St. Pauls and E. Charlotte Street.

Medical care was given, but police said the man died at the accident scene. The vehicle that hit had left the scene before police arrived at the intersection.

Deadly St Pauls Boulevard Hit-and-Run Crash  near Scope

Deadly St Pauls Boulevard Hit-and-Run Crash Occurred Near Scope

Few details are available about the vehicle that hit the pedestrian. Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this tragic time.

There is never any excuse to leave an accident scene. I am always appalled to read about incidents in which drivers leave a scene when their actions cause a death or a serious personal injury.

Deadly St Pauls Boulevard Hit-and-Run Crash – Police Seek Driver

Often hit-and-run drivers have something to hide. They may have been intoxicated or driving too fast. They may just be seeking to escape after hitting a pedestrian at a crosswalk.

Drivers must be aware of unmarked crosswalks at intersections as well as marked ones.

Virginia has some very clear crosswalk rules that drivers must abide by. Specifically:

46.2-924. Drivers to stop for pedestrians
"The driver of any vehicle on a highway shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian crossing such highway at any clearly marked crosswalk, whether at mid-block or at the end of any block; at any regular pedestrian crossing included in the prolongation of the lateral boundary lines of the adjacent sidewalk at the end of a block; and at any intersection when the driver is approaching on a highway or street where the legal maximum speed does not exceed 35 miles per hour... No pedestrian shall enter or cross an intersection in disregard of approaching traffic.

As Virginia wrongful death lawyers we sue drivers who kill others whether pedestrians, cyclists, other drivers or passengers.

Please see our wrongful death resources on our website or call us at (757) 455-0077.

Jim Hurley

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John Cooper

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

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 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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