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Man Killed in Latest of Series of Auto-Pedestrian Accidents on Jefferson Avenue
Auto/pedestrian accidents on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News occur with an alarming regularity.
We were saddened to read about the death of another pedestrian over the weekend at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Oyster Point Road.
Newport News police said a call came in at 9:34 p.m. on Saturday evening. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver remained at the accident scene and alcohol was not a factor, according to police.
Police are investigating a fatal accident involving someone being hit by a vehicle, Saturday evening.
Dispatch says the emergency call came in around 9:34 p.m. The accident happened at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Oyster Point Road. Police say that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say that the driver did stay at the scene and alcohol is not a factor in the accident. Few other details were available about this fatal accident. Police revealed the victim was male but have not released his name or his age.
The intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Oyster Point in Newport News is one of the busiest in the city. It is equipped with red light cameras that issue fines to drivers who run the lights.
Pedestrians have greater rights when they cross the road at intersections but few details have been revealed about this fatal crash. Police have not said if any arrests have been made to date.
Our thoughts as personal injury lawyers with a meeting location in Newport News are with the family of the victim.’
Auto-pedestrian accidents on Jefferson Avenue occur with an appalling regularity.
Jefferson is a fast-moving urban highway that lacks crosswalks. We detailed the long list of auto-pedestrian accidents on Jefferson Avenue in our blog.
Last year, a man received life-threatening injuries when he was hit by two trucks on Jefferson Avenue.
Newport News Police Department officers responded to the intersection of 44th Street and Jefferson Avenue. They found a man in his mid-40s lying in the roadway in front of the Roadside Cafe. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Jefferson Avenue is a hazardous highway for pedestrians and drivers alike. If you have been injured due to the fault of another driver or lost a loved one, please call our personal injury team at (757) 455-0077.
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.
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.
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 Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.
Cooper Hurley awards three $2,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors in the Tidewater and Eastern Shore areas of Virginia. Eligible students can submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the subject of Distracted Driving. We established this program to aid worthy scholars and to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of distracted driving, which we encounter too often in our practice.