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Four Are Killed in Chesapeake, Suffolk and Franklin Wrecks on Christmas Day

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Four Are Killed in Chesapeake, Suffolk and Franklin Wrecks on Christmas Day

Christmas was deadly in Hampton Roads for motorists and pedestrians alike with four fatal accidents reported in Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Franklin, Virginia.

A woman lost her life in Suffolk after she was hit by a truck on Christmas Day. She had got out of her car after a wreck.

Police said 38-year-old Shauna L. Burton was one of the drivers who had been involved in a two-car crash on Suffolk’s notorious Whaleyville Boulevard.

Christmas Day was deadly in Hampton Roads

She got out of her car following the accident to check on the occupants of the other car involved in the wreck, which was upside down in a ditch. Burton was struck by a pickup truck at the crash scene. Police said the driver who hit her remained at the scene.

The three people inside the car that ended up in the ditch were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A fourth person was airlifted from the accident scene suffering from serious injuries.

Our Suffolk car accident injury lawyers are familiar with wrecks on Whaleyville Boulevard/Route 13, where four people were injured in a crash earlier this month. Suffolk officials said police were alerted to the crash around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday. Whaleyville was closed down in both directions for several hours.

On Sunday evening a pedestrian was killed after he was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Indian River Road and Oaklette in Chesapeake, police reported. Police responded to an emergency call at 7:38 p.m. on Christmas Day. Officers found a 58-year-old man was attempting to cross Indian River when he was struck by a vehicle. Police identified the man as 58-year-old Michael Sims. He died after the accident.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene, reported. Police say alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the accident.

Earlier Sunday, another fatal accident was reported in Chesapeake. Virginia State Police said the wreck occurred on I-664 North at Route 58 westbound early Sunday morning.

Crews were dispatched to a single vehicle accident 12:05 a.m. near exit 13. WAVY reported a Dodge Caravan heading northbound on I-664 ran off the road striking a guardrail.

The accident report said Brian Ray, 51, of Virginia Beach, was ejected from his car and struck by another vehicle on the interstate that left the scene.

Also on Christmas Day, a 21-year-old man died when he was hit by a vehicle in Franklin.

Officers were called to Hunterdale Road at about 8:47 p.m. following a report a pedestrian had been hit by a car. Police found 21-year-old Kenneth Lawrence Charles Moorman suffering from serious injuries.

Reports stated he was a passenger in a car driven by his girlfriend. He got out of the car and was hit on the road by a driver from Courtland who remained at the scene.

Our thoughts are with the families of those who lost their lives in Hampton Roads on Christmas Day. Although some of the details of these crashes are unclear, it appears other drivers have been to blame for the loss of life in Tidewater over the holiday period. If you have lost a loved one or suffered a serious injury, you should take to a personal injury lawyer today at (757) 455-0077 or contact us here.

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

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