Search Site
Main Office : 125 St Pauls Blvd, Ste 510, Norfolk, Virginia 23510   |   8 Hampton Roads Locations
Free Consultation Call or Text 24/7 757.455.0077
Virginia Injury Blog
Seven are Injured When Car Hits Chesapeake Post Office

My hometown motivates me to work hard for my client and get results.- John Cooper

Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Seven are Injured When Car Hits Chesapeake Post Office

By Bill O'Mara, Chesapeake Injury Lawyer

Accidents in which vehicles drive into buildings happen more often than we would like to think. In some cases, they can be very serious. Chesapeake police reported a serious incident earlier today in which seven people were hurt when a car drove into a post office.

WAVY.com reported on the accident in the 1400 block of North Battlefield Boulevard Monday afternoon. Kelly O’Sullivan, a spokeswoman for Chesapeake Police, told the station that the emergency call came in at 12:25 p.m.

Police say seven people were treated for injuries at a local hospital. Fortunately, none of the people in the post office sustained life-threatening injuries. News channels reported that the driver drove into the building from a parking space. Customers were reported to be pinned against the counter as the car fully entered the building.

  

The accident comes 18 months after an 80-year-old woman drove into the same Chesapeake post office and injured one person. The latest accident is under investigation. This accident raises questions about the level of protection afforded to visitors in this building.

Cars appear to have been driving into buildings with an alarming regularity in Hampton Roads. Last month, five adults and three children were temporarily displaced after a car crashed into an apartment building in the 1500 block of Briarfield Road in Hampton.

On some occasions a vehicle has been driven into a building with such force that it has caused death or serious injury. Three years ago a car crashed into a house in Dale Drive in Portsmouth, injuring a driver and a passenger.

Also in 2013, an elderly couple was hit by a car in their home in Kiln Creek in Newport News. One of the residents died.

The Daily Press later reported on how a 39-year-old woman, pleaded guilty to two felonies — aggravated involuntary manslaughter and DUI maiming — in the May 27, 2013 death of Charles Stitt. The 75-year-old and his wife were in the kitchen of their Timberneck Lane home when the automobile crashed through their house, according to police.

Police say alcohol was also a factor a crash in which wrong way driver crashed into the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth and injured a concertgoer.

Last year, a van crashed into a McDonald’s restaurant in Virginia Beach causing a fire that hurt four people.

Police said a red van was traveling north on General Booth Boulevard. As the driver attempted to make a left turn onto London Bridge Road, the driver had a medical emergency. If you have been injured by a car crashing into a building in Virginia, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or visit CooperHurley.com.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

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.

View Full Bio
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.

View Full Bio
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.

View Full Bio
    • Recent Blogs Two Pushing a Disabled Car in New Kent County Are Struck and Injured

      Two people who were pushing a disabled car in New Kent County suffered serious injuries when they were hit on Thanksgiving Day. We were alarmed… Read More »


      |

      Read More
    • Download our FREE e-books

      At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we understand that the law is confusing. Learn about what to do after an accident. Explore our collection of FREE e-books.

      View Free E-Books
    • 2018 Scholarship Award

      Cooper Hurley awards three $2,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors in the Tidewater and Eastern Shore areas of Virginia. Eligible students can submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the subject of Distracted Driving. We established this program to aid worthy scholars and to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of distracted driving, which we encounter too often in our practice.

      Learn More
    Contact Us

    Please fill out form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
    8 Hampton Roads Locations

    Use the map below to find the location closest to you

    View more