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Paramedics Deal With Multiple Injuries in A Virginia Beach Crash

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Paramedics Deal With Multiple Injuries in A Virginia Beach Crash

We were alarmed to read about multiple injuries in a Virginia Beach Crash this morning when eight people were hurt.

The wreck occurred at the intersection of Independence Blvd. and Shelton Road just after 8 a.m. First responders were helping eight injured people at the accident scene, reported WAVY.com.

Images of from the scene showed one vehicle on its roof. Entrapment was also reported in this crash. Reports suggest none of those hurt suffered life-threatening injuries.

Details were still emerging this morning of multiple injuries in a Virginia Beach crash. The accident location is on the north end of Independence Blvd. near Chick’s Beach.

Video footage from the scene showed at least three vehicles wrecked at the suburban intersection.

Multiple Injuries in A Virginia Beach Crash on Independence Blvd

Independence Blvd and Shelton Road

 

Wrecks frequently occur at intersections, particularly during the morning and evening commutes in Hampton Roads. The cause of this multi-vehicle crash is not clear.

Multiple Injuries in a Virginia Beach Crash – Why Intersections Are Hazardous

Many of the people who seek help from our Hampton Roads injury lawyers have been injured at intersection wrecks.

Nearly half of all serious collisions occur at intersections and these wrecks account for about 20 percent of highway deaths.

Information from a 2010 report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, states about 36 percent of 2.1 million crashes in 2008 looked at by the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey (NMVCCS), were intersection crashes.

Of 756,570 intersection-related crashes caused by drivers the main reasons were:

  • Inadequate surveillance (44 percent of intersection-related crashes).
  • Making a false assumption of another’s actions (8.4 percent)
  • Turning with your view obstructed (7.8 percent)
  • Making an illegal intersection maneuver (6.8 percent)
  • Being internally distracted (5.7 percent)
  • Misjudging the speed of another driver or the size of a gap (5.5 percent)

Every month, multiple vehicle accidents in Virginia Beach cause serious injuries and deaths.

Last year, two infants were killed when their broken down car was hit on I-264 near the Rosemont Road exit, we noted on our personal injury blog.

Despite all of the wrecks we have seen in Hampton Roads in recent months, drivers continue to speed, be distracted or careless at intersections.

No work deadline or schedule is too important to risk life and limb for. If you have been injured because of the fault of another driver, please call our Virginia Beach car accident lawyers at (757) 455-0077.

Mike Snellings

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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.

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