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Police Issue Warning on Speeding in Hampton Roads After Commuter Chaos

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Police Issue Warning on Speeding in Hampton Roads After Commuter Chaos

For the second morning this week speeding in Hampton Roads appears to have contributed to multiple accidents.

State and local police reported numerous accidents during the morning commute Friday, prompting a speeding in Hampton Roads warning.

It was just three days after multiple accidents impacted Tuesday’s commute. However, unlike on Tuesday, wet weather was not a factor in the spate of wrecks.

Police reported a crash on the Peninsula at Armistead Avenue in Hampton that closed down lanes for about an hour. The lanes were reopened shortly before 9 a.m. Two vehicles reported property damage in the Armistead Avenue accident.

Speeding in Hampton Roads causes accidents

Scenes on the I-664 at College Drive in Suffolk (VDOT 511)


Virginia State Police reported another single vehicle accident with injuries on I-64 at nearby LaSalle Avenue in Hampton.

In Chesapeake, the east left shoulder and left lane of the I-64 High Rise Bridge were shut down due to a multi-vehicle accident.

There was also morning rush hour congestion in Suffolk where state police worked an overturned vehicle on I-664 at College Drive.

Excess speed appeared to be a factor in many of these wrecks. Virginia State Police warned motorists to slow down and make way for emergency vehicles, reported

On Tuesday morning, wrecks caused major congestion on most commuter routes in and around Norfolk. Speeding in Hampton Roads again appeared to be a factor with drivers failing to respect wet and slippery conditions.

The crashes prompted Sergeant Michelle Anaya of Virginia State Police to remind drivers to slow down, move over for emergency vehicles, or take alternate routes.

Anaya said as of 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning state police were working no less than 12 different accidents. Some other wrecks occurred earlier that morning.

All of the bad weather-related crashes involved property damage with no reports of injuries to driver and passengers.

The Hampton Roads commute has been particularly frustrating in recent weeks. However, that’s no reason to rush to work or to speed. You will be putting yourself and others in serious danger. You are unlikely to get to work much sooner.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a speeding driver, please call our Hampton Roads personal injury lawyers for a free meeting at (757) 455-0077.

Griff O'Hanlon

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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 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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