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Red Light Runner Accidents – Virginia Beach Receives New Cameras

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Red Light Runner Accidents – Virginia Beach Receives New Cameras

red light runner accidents are cut by camerasRed light runner accidents are commonplace at Virginia Beach’s busy intersections. However, there is clear evidence that the installation of ‘PHOTOSafe cameras deters many drivers from taking the risk of beating the light.

Recently, the Virginian-Pilot reported that red-light cameras become operational at two new locations in the city in November.

These are busy intersections at Town Center that see many wrecks every year.

New cameras became operational at the intersection of Independence and Virginia Beach boulevards. One covers the southbound side of this giant intersection and the other is on eastbound Virginia Beach Boulevard.

The two new cameras mean all approaches to the intersection are now covered. A new camera is due to be fitted to lights at Lynnhaven Parkway and Rosemont Road by the end of this year.

Although drivers who run the red lights in the first month after the cameras arrive will receive a warning, they will be mailed a $50 fine if they are caught more than 30 days after the cameras become operational.

One all of the new cameras have been installed in Virginia Beach, the city will see its total number of red light cameras increased from 13 to 20.

Other intersections to be covered by cameras include southbound Lynnhaven Parkway at International Parkway, the hazardous intersection at Holland Road and Rosemont Road and northbound Independence at Bonney Road.

By the end of 2016, cameras will have arrived at Northampton Boulevard at Diamond Springs Road, Princess Anne Road at Dam Neck and other locations.

Cameras Cut the Number of Red Light Runner Accidents

The cameras first arrived in 2009. The city says intersections that received cameras saw a 12 percent decrease in wrecks.

Virginia Beach is one of a group of Hampton Roads cities to have fitted red light cameras. Neighboring Norfolk and Chesapeake have them along with Newport News on the Peninsula.

Our Virginia Beach car accident injury lawyers have helped many people who suffered serious injuries in red light runner accidents.

A man in his twenties from the Eastern Shore of Virginia suffered a brain injury when he was hit by a pick-up truck that ran a red light at Independent Boulevard and Virginia Beach Boulevard, the latest intersection to receive new cameras. You can read more about the case result here.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a red light runner accident, please contact out Virginia personal injury lawyers at (757) 455-0077 for a free consultation.

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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 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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