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Dump Truck Accidents in Norfolk Cause Serious Injuries

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Dump Truck Accidents in Norfolk Cause Serious Injuries

Dump truck accidents in Norfolk are often very serious. These are bulky vehicles that can pose a massive hazard on suburban streets.

I was alarmed to see images on the local TV station WAVY this week of a dump truck crashed into a yard in Norfolk.

Fortunately, no life-threatening injuries were reported. However, the driver of the dump truck was hurt and was taken to a local hospital.

The accident occurred on Hampton Boulevard on Tuesday. This highway carries a large volume of truck traffic to the ports even though many parts are residential.

Police said a Jaguar was backing out of a residence when the dump truck clipped it. The truck then left the road and went into a yard where it crashed into a tree.

Dump truck accidents in Norfolk are often very serious. Fortunately, nobody in the yard was hurt by this truck.

WAVY reported the driver of the Jaguar was charged with failure to yield.

Dump truck accidents in Norfolk

Dump truck accidents in Norfolk are often serious

This accident again highlights concerns about Hampton Boulevard, one of the busiest highways in Norfolk. We have seen a series of dump truck accidents in Hampton Roads in recent years.

Dump Truck Accidents in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach

Last year, a dump truck hit a van on S. Military Highway in Chesapeake, killing one person and injuring others, we noted on our trucking wreck blog.

The crash occurred at the intersection of S. Military Highway and Heidi Drive early in the morning.

Chesapeake police said three adults were in a van that was at the side of the road. They were changing a tire when a large dump truck struck them. One of three adults died at the accident scene while the other two adults in the van and the dump truck driver were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Last December a passenger lost his life in a wreck with a dump truck in Virginia Beach. The passenger in an F150 pickup died the pickup hit a dump truck that was stopped in the westbound lane.

The dump truck driver was trying to back up into a construction site on Princess Anne Road. After the pickup hit the dump truck, it spun off onto the inside westbound lane, hitting a Honda CRV, police said.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a wreck with a dump truck or another big rig, please call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at (757) 455-0077.

John Cooper

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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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