Norfolk Intersection Crash Kills One Child, Critically Injures Another
By Griff O'Hanlon, Norfolk Injury Lawyer
I was terribly saddened to read about the death of a nine-year-old boy in a horrific car collision in Norfolk on the evening of February 1. Another young boy, aged seven, was also critically injured in the accident and is being treated at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk.
According to reports, the crash occurred at the intersection of West 27th Street and Llewellyn Avenue in the Park Place area of Norfolk when a pick-up truck collided with the van occupied by the two young boys and a female driver. The collision caused the van to continue through the intersection and crash into a utility pole. The female driver of the van received treatment at the hospital while the occupants of the pick-up were given medical care at the scene for minor injuries. Both of the children were ejected from the van.
The intersection on W 27th Street and Llewelyn Avenue has stop lights
Initial reports suggest that alcohol was not suspected to be a factor in the accident. However, the case has been turned over to the Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney for a determination of charges. If speed or reckless driving is found to have contributed to the accident, serious criminal charges may be filed. A report on WAVY.com suggested the pick-up truck driver may have run a red light.
The at-fault driver may be held civilly responsible through a lawsuit for the wrongful death of the young boy who tragically lost his life and the personal injuries of the other people who were hurt in the wreck.
Car accidents are an unfortunate reality in today’s world. However, practicing defensive and attentive driving makes it much more likely that you and other users of the roads in Virginia will arrive safely at your destination. Still, even with more attentive driving, not all accidents can be avoided. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you speak with a qualified and experienced personal injury attorney to protect your rights. The lawyers at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers offer free consultations and would be glad to discuss your case with you. To speak with our lawyers, you may contact us by telephone at (757) 455-0077 or through our website CooperHurley.com.
From all of us at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the young boy who died and all those who were injured in this terrible tragedy.