LaTisha Pearl Loses Second Child After Fiery I-264 Crash in Virginia Beach
By John Cooper, Virginia Beach Wrongful Death Lawyer
One of the worst weeks I can recall on the highways of Hampton Roads in recent years was capped by a tragic piece of news last night. A two-year-old girl whose baby sister perished in a fiery wreck on I-264 in Virginia Beach has also died.
WAVY.com reported that the girl had passed away in the intensive care unit of Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) .
Her five-month-old sister was killed at the accident scene on Monday on I-264 at Rosemont Road. The girls’ mother, LaTisha Pearl was in ICU, but is out now out of the hospital, according to media reports. A man in the car was not seriously injured in the crash.
Our deepest sympathies lie with the family at this terrible time. The loss of children is one of the worst things that a family can face. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family. The family says the legacy of the girls will live on.
Nissan Was Hit on I-264 by a Pick Up
Virginia State Police said the family was in a 2002 Nissan Sentra traveling on I-264 West when the Nissan broke down in the travel lane. The car was hit by a 2008 Chevy Silverado, causing it to spin around and collide with an HRT bus that was not in service.
The car burst into flames that rapidly engulfed it. The infant was in the back seat and did not survive. The other three family members were rescued from the car.
This was a terrible tragedy. Although few details have been released about the crash or whether charges will be forthcoming, I am always angered when drivers fail to look out for broken down vehicles. You should always be aware that traffic can stop suddenly on a busy interstate or cars can break down. I have represented many clients in wrongful death cases who have lost a loved one when their car has broken down and has been hit. This week saw three fatal accidents in Virginia Beach and one in the Isle of Wight.
If you are hit from behind when you have broken down, you have rights to sue the insurance company of the at-fault driver for injuries or wrongful death. No amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, but a death in the family creates many expenses as well as heartache.
If you have lost a loved one, call our experienced wrongful death team at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077 or click the box on our website CooperHurley.com for a live chat.