Pedestrian Killed in Isle of Wight, Motorcyclist Loses His Life in Suffolk
It was a deadly weekend on the highways of Hampton Roads. A pedestrian was killed in Isle of Wight and a motorcyclist died on the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial-Bridge-Tunnel.
Virginia State Police are investigating an accident involving a pedestrian in the Isle of Wight on Saturday night. According to police Ann Marie Pruitt, 33, was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado on Whippingham Parkway as she crossed the road.
She was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital but tragically later died from her injuries.
Our thoughts are with the family of Ms. Pruitt. Few details are available about this crash. Police have not said if charged will be forthcoming.
The pedestrian killed in the Isle of Wight was the second fatal accident report on Saturday night.
Police said a multi-vehicle crash shut down the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel for several hours on Saturday night, reported WAVY.com.
Around 9:19 p.m. Virginia State Police were called out to the crash south of exit 7 on the MMMBT.
Another motorcyclist was killed on Airline Boulevard in Chesapeake on Friday night, we noted on our personal injury blog.
Over the summer months, more motorcyclists and cyclists are out on the roads of Virginia.
Drivers should also keep a look out for pedestrians who may be crossing the road after a night out. In rural areas like the Isle of Wight, there are fewer crosswalks and people who cross the road are often taking their lives in their hands. Never cross the highway unless the road is clear.
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian, car or motorcycle crash in Virginia, our wrongful death lawyers would like to talk to you. Call (757) 455-0077.