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Man Dies After Monticello Avenue Pedestrian Accident in Norfolk

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Man Dies After Monticello Avenue Pedestrian Accident in Norfolk

The urban streets of Norfolk are often dangerous places for pedestrians. Over the weekend a 56-year-old man died after a Monticello Avenue pedestrian accident.

A report on WAVY.com noted a 56-year-old man was hit by a car in Norfolk on Saturday night. He died of his injuries later.

The man was struck by a car at the intersection of E. 26th St. and Monticello Ave., just before 9:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Emergency crews at the scene found the victim lying near the roadway. Medics transported the man who was later identified as Derek A. Vennie, to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Scene of Monticello Avenue Pedestrian Accident

Man dies in Monticello Avenue Pedestrian Accident

The police investigation revealed a black Chevrolet Camero was traveling southbound on Monticello Avenue. It hit Vennie as he tried to cross the street.

The driver stayed at the accident scene, WAVY reported. Police say neither excessive speed nor alcohol appeared to be a factor with the driver. No charges were filed at the time of the WAVY report.

Monticello Avenue Pedestrian Accident is the Latest in Norfolk

Pedestrians are killed and injured in Norfolk on a regular basis. Last year, a man was killed after being hit by a car near Military Circle Mall on New Year’s Eve.

Norfolk Police were called to the auto-pedestrian accident in the 5800 block of Poplar Hall Drive shortly just after 6:30 p.m.

A police investigation found a car was traveling eastbound on Poplar Hall when a man tried to cross the street at Frizzell Avenue and was struck by the car.

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable of road users. They don’t have the steel frame of a car to protect them. They don’t even have helmets that motorcyclists or cyclists typically wear.

You can read more about the rights of pedestrians here on our website.

Pedestrians have rights on crosswalks and sidewalks. However, some of the urban highways of Hampton Roads lack marked crosswalks. When this is the case, you should cross at an intersection when the lights are in your favor.

Some of the worst highways for pedestrian accidents include Shore Drive in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Tidewater Drive in Norfolk and Jefferson Avenue in Newport News.

However, pedestrian accidents can and do occur at many locations including parking lots and in suburban areas. During the summer months, drivers should watch out for children playing in the street.

If you have been hurt in an accident due to the fault of another driver, please call our Norfolk pedestrian accident lawyers at (757) 455-0077.

Jim Hurley

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