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Passenger and Driver Critically Injured on Mercury Boulevard in Newport News

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Passenger and Driver Critically Injured on Mercury Boulevard in Newport News

I was saddened to read about a wreck this morning in Newport News that left a passenger and a driver critically injured when a car crashed into a light pole.

Newport News police reported this accident on Mercury Boulevard just before 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Mercury Boulevard is a fast-moving urban highway that sees many wrecks.

Police say a white Nissan Altima crashed into a light pole. The impact left a 22-year-old passenger in a serious condition. She was extracted from the wreckage of the Nissan and flown by Nightingale helicopter to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Both the passenger and the 29-year-old man who drove the car were reported to be in a critical condition. The man was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. The Newport News Police Department crash team is investigating this serious wreck.

Critical injuries were reported in Mercury Boulevard wreck

A Nightingale helicopter in Newport News (Newport News Police Department)

Our thoughts are with those involved in this serious wreck. Police said Mercury Boulevard was initially shut down around Newmarket Drive North as police cleared up the accident.

Single vehicle accidents are the most common kinds of wrecks on the highways of Virginia. Often a driver loses control and a car hits trees or another obstacle with serious consequences.

Passengers who are hurt in single-vehicle wrecks often have grounds to file a claim against the insurance company of the driver. Some people are reticent to do this because the driver may be a friend or a family member. However, it’s vital that you recover as much as you can for the treatment of very serious injuries.

A third critical injury was reported in Hampton Roads this morning when a pedestrian was hit by a pickup truck in Virginia Beach.

A report on said a preliminary police investigation indicated a man stepped into the roadway, and into the path of the pickup. The driver of the truck remained at the scene and helped the pedestrian.

The man who was hit by the pickup was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The accident occurred on General Booth Blvd. just off Dam Neck Road.

We urge drivers to be careful on the fast-moving highways of Hampton Roads. Often drivers are traveling too quickly for the conditions and lose control of their vehicles. Just one small error can cause a serious wreck.

If you or a loved one has been hurt due to the fault of another driver, please call our Virginia auto accident attorneys at (757) 455-0077. We have client meeting locations in all of the cities of Hampton Roads including Hampton and Newport News, and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and can visit you in your home or at the hospital.

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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