Failure to Stop Accident in Newport News Linked to Death and Injuries

Police say a failure to stop at an intersection caused a fatal two-car wreck in Newport News on Saturday that killed one person and sent nine to local hospitals.

The wreck occurred at the intersection of Louise Drive and Harpersville Road in Newport News on Saturday afternoon.

An updated report on WAVY.com revealed this wreck was highly avoidable. It occurred when a white Ford SUV ran a stop sign at Louise Drive and was in a collision with a Black Kia SUV. The Kia was heading west on Harpersville Road.

WAVY quotes a local resident who has lived at the intersection the crash occurred at since 1976. He said numerous drivers fail to stop at the stop sign. However, Saturday’s wreck was the first one he could recall that involved a fatality.

Failure to stop caused fatal Newport News wreck

The Ford ended up on its roof in this serious crash. Two victims were taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital and seven to Newport News’ Riverside Regional Medical Center. Of the nine victims transported to local hospitals, at least one appeared to have serious injuries, according to a police press release. Two of the victims were in the Kia, and the other eight were in the Ford Explorer.

Failure to Stop Accidents Are Common at Newport News Intersection

Local residents warned about speeding cars through the area. Harpersville Road has a posted speed limit of 35 mph, while the speed limit is just 25 mph on Louise.

Harpersville Road has a number of curves and drivers often experience difficulties when emerging from side streets.

On roads like this, it’s imperative to be patient and to adhere to stop signs. Every year we represent many people who have been injured by drivers who blow through stop signs or red lights in Virginia.

If you lose a loved one in a failure to stop accident, you may have grounds to file a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. You can also recover if you are injured in an accident like this.

Passengers also have a right to make a claim against an at-fault driver. Every case is different so you should call an experienced Newport News car wreck injury lawyer after a failure to stop accident. Call us at (757) 455-0077.

Griff O'Hanlon

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