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Man Charged With Hit-and-Run Death on St Pauls Boulevard in Norfolk

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Man Charged With Hit-and-Run Death on St Pauls Boulevard in Norfolk

Last week we noted a tragic hit-and-run death on St Pauls Boulevard in Norfolk that left a victim lying in the road.

The accident took place at the intersection of Saint Paul’s Boulevard and E. Charlotte Street close to Scope in Norfolk. Police said a pedestrian was hit in the road.

Three days after the hit-and-run death on St Pauls Boulevard, a 28-year-old man turned himself in to police, reported

The victim was later identified as John Cutillo III of Philadelphia. He was found lying in the roadway unconscious.

Police charged a 28-year-old man with felony hit-and-run and driving while suspended after the fatal accident, reported

Cutillo was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, WAVY reported.

hit-and-run death on St Pauls Boulevard

Hit-and-run death on St Paul's Boulevard near Scope

Witnesses told police that they saw a red Jeep SUV was being driven recklessly on Saint Paul’s Boulevard. It hit Mr. Cutillo while he was attempting to cross the street and did not stop.

The 28-year-old man is being held at the Norfolk City Jail with no bond.

Questions over The Hit-and-Run Death on St Pauls Boulevard

There are plenty of questions that linger over this tragic hit-and-run death on St Pauls Boulevard.

If a car is being driven recklessly, a driver may be liable for a death. Often if a pedestrian is crossing the road at an intersection, it constitutes an unmarked crosswalk.

There is never an excuse for leaving an accident scene. Often hit-and-run drivers have something to hide such as the fact they have consumed alcohol or are driving without a license.

Typically, they face far more serious criminal sanctions for leaving the scene of a wreck.

Another accident involving a pedestrian was reported this morning on Martin Luther King Expressway in Portsmouth. Police said it was a likely domestic incident.

Police arrested a woman following a domestic incident on the VA-164 MLK Expressway. WAVY reported Virginia State Police received a call around 10:30 a.m. Monday that someone was reported passed out on the I-264 East ramp.

State police Sgt. Michelle Anaya said a preliminary investigation established a husband and wife were traveling on the highway when the two got into a domestic situation.

Anaya says the wife pulled over as her husband exited the vehicle. She then drove off, striking him with the side view mirror. The man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening.

Pedestrians face serious dangers from reckless drivers across Hampton Roads. Contact our experienced car accident injury lawyers at (757) 455-0077.

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

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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