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Jean Mitchell from Ivor Dies in Tractor-Trailer Wreck on Suffolk’s Route 58.

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Jean Mitchell from Ivor Dies in Tractor-Trailer Wreck on Suffolk’s Route 58.

I was horrified to read about another fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer on Suffolk’s notorious Route 58.

The Virginian-Pilot reported on the death of an Ivor woman in a two-vehicle crash on Friday night.

The crash occurred just before 6 p.m. on U.S. 58, just before the Wilroy Road exit, a City of Suffolk news release said. It involved a tractor-trailer and a Toyota.

The scene of the wreck on Route 58

The location of the wreck on Route 58 in Suffolk

The victim was named as Jean M. Mitchell, 77, of Ivor.  She was the passenger in the Toyota. Her husband, Robert E. Mitchell, 81, is being treated  in a local hospital. He was reported to be in a serious condition, Saturday.

Fire crews had to cut the driver and the passenger from the Toyota. One person was airlifted to Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. The cause of the wreck is unclear.

My thoughts are with the family of Ms. Mitchell. We hope her husband recovers from his serious injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured, the release said.

Fatal Accidents on Suffolk's Route 58 Near Wilroy Road

Friday’s wreck occurred close to the spot where a three-year-old boy from Franklin was killed in the summer.

Five others were injured in that terrible crash. Investigators said the driver of a Toyota passenger vehicle traveling east on Route 58 lost control, crossed the median and hit a Mazda minivan that was traveling west on 58.

The toddler and his mother were traveling in the Toyota. The mother was seriously injured and hospitalized at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

In the past, we have documented the appalling accident record of Route 58 in Suffolk.

This strategic route is used by many tractor trailers which pose a serious risk to other road users. The cause of this latest fatal wreck on Route 58 is unclear.

However, we know there are many causes of wrecks involving tractor-trailers including drowsy drivers, mechanical failures such as bad brakes and tire blow outs and even failures to load properly.

If you have lost a loved one or been seriously injured in a wreck involving a truck, you may have rights to file a lawsuit against a trucking company. Our Suffolk, VA trucking accident attorneys can help you. Call us for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077.

Bill O'Mara



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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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