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Drunk Driving Charge After Student is Hurt at Bus Stop in Newport News

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Drunk Driving Charge After Student is Hurt at Bus Stop in Newport News

I was appalled to read about how a man was charged with drunk driving in the wake of a crash in Newport News that injured a student who was waiting at a bus stop.

A report on WAVY noted an accident at the intersection of 48th Street and Madison Avenue in south-east Newport News at 7:40 a.m. on Monday.

The dispatch call was later modified to a report of a motorist allegedly leaving the scene of an accident.

property damage after a car wreck

Police say a man driving a 2015 Nissan Versa failed to come to a stop at a stop sign on Madison Avenue, and hit a car that was going west on 48th Street.

The Nissan struck a juvenile who was waiting at a bus stop. Police said the juvenile was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The 28-year-old driver who is accused of fleeing the scene was later found in a nearby home. The driver has been charged with reckless driving and driving while intoxicated, according to WAVY.

Another student was injured in Hampton Roads this morning after being struck by a car in Virginia Beach.

Police said a Salem High School student was transported to a local hospital on Monday morning after being hit by a car near Salem High School.

The auto-pedestrian accident was reported just before 7 a.m. near Pleasant Valley Road and Lynnhaven Parkway, close to the school.

One person was reported to be transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Virginia Beach dispatchers.

A Virginia Beach schools spokesperson told, a Salem student was hit in the accident and sustained minor injuries.

These two accidents in Newport News and Virginia Beach serve as reminders of the dangers of going to school at this time of the year when mornings are dark and drivers may be failing to look out for you.

We are highlighting the issue of drunk driving at this time of year when accidents caused by drunk drivers typically spike. A drunk driving charge followed an accident that injured two on Buckner Boulevard in Virginia Beach last week.

If you have been hurt in a car wreck call out auto accident team 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

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 Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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