Pedestrian is Killed in Chesapeake, Another Critically Injured in Hampton

The busy, urban highways of Hampton Roads continue to claim pedestrian lives this month. Police reported a man who was hit crossing Military Highway in Chesapeake has died of his injuries.

In Hampton, a man was hit overnight by a cab, sustaining serious injuries.

On Monday, Chesapeake police spokeswoman Kelly Elliott said Cordaro Alexander, a 29-year-old man from Whittamore Road, died of injuries he received when he was struck by a car crossing the road at the 2100 block of Military Highway on Saturday at 10 p.m.

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Mr. Alexander was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.  He died on Jan.  22 as a result of his injuries.  Elliott said no charges have been brought against a driver.  The accident investigation is on-going.

Hampton police said a man suffered life-threatening injuries early Tuesday when he was hit by a cab on the Peninsula.

The Daily Press reported police officers and medics attended the accident scene at 5:45 a.m. in the area of 60th Street and Copeland Drive.

Police found a man lying in the roadway in the industrial area close to Hampton Roads Beltway and east of Aberdeen Road.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. No further information about his condition has been released by Hampton police.

The report said the cab driver who hit the man remained at the scene and was co-operating with police.

Far too many pedestrians lose their lives in Virginia and Hampton Roads.

In 2015, 78 pedestrians were killed in vehicle crashes in Virginia. The figure represented 10.4 percent of all fatal crashes while 1,718 were injured.

Many lives are lost on fast-moving urban highways in Hampton Roads such as Military Highway and Battlefield Boulevard in Chesapeake, Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, Tidewater Drive in Norfolk and Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.

Always exercise care crossing the road. Use crosswalks or intersections if there are no obvious crosswalks. Abide by flashing signs on crosswalks and be especially careful when you are crossing the road at night.

Read more about the laws for pedestrian accidents in Virginia here. If you have been injured crossing the highway or if you have lost a loved one, you may have grounds to make a claim against the insurance company of the at-fault driver.

Call our experienced pedestrian accident team for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077 or contact us here.

Griffin O'Hanlon

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