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Pedestrian is Killed on Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk

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Pedestrian is Killed on Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk

I was saddened to read about the death of another pedestrian in Hampton Roads this morning.

Police said a man was hit by a car as he tried to cross Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk. Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries later in the morning at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Emergency services attended the intersection of Hampton Boulevard and W. 38th Street just after 6 a.m. on Wednesday.

The man who was struck by the vehicle was taken to Sentara Norfolk General for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. He later died as a result of injuries he suffered in the accident. The driver of the vehicle that hit the victim remained at the scene.

A pedestrian was killed on Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk

Hampton Blvd in Norfolk

The accident caused long delays during the morning commute on Hampton Boulevard. The northbound side of the road was closed between 37th Street and 38th Street. It reopened to traffic shortly before 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

My thoughts are with the family of the pedestrian who died in this latest auto/pedestrian crash.

Earlier this month, two pedestrians were killed in separate incidents in Virginia Beach. The fatalities occurred over the course of the same weekend.

Pedestrians have rights when they are crossing the road but you should aim to use sidewalks and crosswalks.

However, I am alarmed to see the pedestrian-unfriendly attitudes of many motorists who drive too fast and fail to slow down when they see a pedestrian on the road.

Although highways like Hampton Boulevard and Tidewater Drive in Norfolk, Independence Boulevard in Virginia Beach and Jefferson Avenue in Newport News, are fast-moving and pedestrian-unfriendly, you should always be aware that someone may be seeking to cross the road on foot.

Last year 78 pedestrians were killed in Virginia. Many of these fatalities occurred in Hampton Roads which has many communities that lack sidewalks.

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers we are advocates of pedestrian safety. It’s not clear what happened on Hampton Boulevard but the incident ended with the loss of a life, which is highly regrettable.

If you have been hurt as a pedestrian or you have lost a family member please see our page about accidents involving pedestrians in Virginia. Please call our wrongful death team at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at (757) 455-0077 for a free consultation.

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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