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Pedestrian Killed in Isle of Wight, Motorcyclist Loses His Life in Suffolk

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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.

pedestrian killed in Isle of Wight

Woman was killed crossing the road in the Isle of Wight

A prolonged investigation took place. All of the lanes of Whippingham Parkway were shut down at Carrollton Boulevard and a detour was set up. Whippingham Parkway reopened around 4 a.m. Sunday, reported WAVY.com.

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.

Police said a 25-year-old motorcyclist from Hampton, was speeding when he tried to pass a Toyota Echo on the left shoulder. The motorcyclist struck a jersey wall on the Bridge-Tunnel and rear-ended the Toyota. He was ejected from his bike and died upon impact with the road. Police said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Extensive detours were put in place. Drivers were diverted from I-664 north to the James River Bridge. The interstate did not re-open until shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday.

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.

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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 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 Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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