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Pedestrian is Hit by a Car in Chincoteague on the Eastern Shore
Over the summer months, large numbers of vacationers swell resorts like Virginia Beach, the Outer Banks of North Carolina and locations on the Eastern Shore. There is greater potential for pedestrian accidents. We were alarmed to read about how a pedestrian was hit by a car in Chincoteague.
A report on WAVY.com said the pedestrian was struck and suffered a head injury on Saturday, according to Chincoteague Police.
Chief of Police James R. Mills told the TV channel a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the 4300 block of Deep Hold Road. The victim suffered a head injury but it was reported to be non-life-threatening.
Cooper Hurley attorney Jim Hurley talks about pedestrian accidents
Chincoteague is a popular town for tourists close to the state line with Maryland famous for its wild horses, lighthouse, and beaches.
Few details are available on this wreck. We hope the pedestrian makes a good recovery.
It’s rare to be hit by car in Chincoteague but every year scores of pedestrians lose their lives on the streets of Virginia.
In May, two pedestrians lost their lives when they were mown down by a Henrico Police car.
This terrible accident occurred just after 2 a.m. on Williamsburg Road near Aspen Shades Parkway, close to the intersection with South Laburnum Avenue in Richmond. The officer was reportedly traveling westbound the two pedestrians were struck, sustaining fatal injuries.
WAVY reported the police officer was on duty but was not involved in a pursuit at the time of the accident. Police were also seeking another vehicle that may have been involved in the wreck and may have could have hit one of the pedestrians.
You can read more about car accidents with pedestrians here on our website.
The highways of Hampton Roads are often pedestrian-unfriendly. They lack sidewalks and crosswalks. According to Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (78 pedestrians lost their lives, and 1,718 were injured in Virginia in 2015. Pedestrians are more likely to lose their lives than cyclists. In the same year, the deaths of 15 cyclists were recorded in Virginia. About a third of all deaths of people on foot were attributable to alcohol. Drivers speeding accounted for nine pedestrian fatalities and injuries to 93 in 2015.
If you have been injured by a car, please call our Virginia pedestrian personal injury lawyers today at (757) 455-0077. We have a meeting location on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and can meet you at your home or hospital bed.
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.