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Fatal Salters Creek Road Crash in Hampton Kills Two

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Fatal Salters Creek Road Crash in Hampton Kills Two

I was disturbed to read about a fatal Salters Creek Road crash in Hampton that left a driver and a passenger dead last night.

A report on WAVY.com noted a police officer was on patrol when he tried to pull over a white sedan in the 1300 block of West Queen Street.

The officer activates his light and sirens. However, police said the white car sped off and the officer lost sight of the vehicle.

When the officer showed up on Salters Creek Road to search for the vehicle that had sped off, he spotted a Ford sedan that looked as if it had been involved in a vehicle crash. The officer then saw another crash involving the white sedan that left the scene on West Queen Street earlier.

Fatal Salters Creek Road crash

Scene of fatal Salters Creek Road crash

WAVY reported the two occupants of the white sedan sustained life-threatening injuries. The officer called for assistance from fire crews and medics who responded to the scene, along with a Nightingale helicopter. First responders started life-saving efforts for one of the two people.

On the way to the hospital, the passenger of the white sedan died from injuries sustained at the accident scene. The driver of the white car was taken to a local hospital and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The cause of this fatal Salters Creek Road crash remained unclear last night.

The driver of the Ford sedan was also transported to the hospital and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Hampton Police Division officers are still investigating this crash.

The Daily Press reported the crash occurred just off Power Plant Parkway in Hampton.

Mary Yeatts, an eyewitness, said she noticed the car driving fast down Salter Creek Road before it crashed on Friday afternoon.

Yeatts and Jeff Hunter, both of them employees at Hunter Mechanical, said they saw what they thought was a gun and drugs in the white car after it crashed.

It’s not clear from the reports whether an active police pursuit was underway.

A report in USA Today in 2015 revealed more than 5,000 bystanders and passengers lost their lives in police pursuit from 1979 to 2013.

If you have lost a loved one in a car wreck please call our Hampton car accident team at (757) 455-0077.

Will Dudley

 

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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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