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Single-Car Wreck on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News Kills One, Injures Two

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Single-Car Wreck on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News Kills One, Injures Two

Crashes on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News occur far too regularly. We were saddened to read about a single-car wreck on Jefferson Avenue that killed one person and left two in a critical condition.

Emergency services were called to the single-car wreck on Jefferson Avenue on Monday afternoon, reported the Daily Press.

The wreck occurred in Southeastern Newport News One person was killed and two people are in critical condition following a single-car accident Monday afternoon on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News between 12th and 16th streets.

The single-car wreck on Jefferson Avenue killed one and injured two

The car wreck on Jefferson Avenue (Newport News Police Department)


Newport News Police Department said three people were in the Toyota Camry at the time of the fatal wreck. A male occupant was declared dead at the accident scene. Firefighters extracted three people from the badly mangled car,

Two other occupants of the car were transported to Hampton Roads hospitals with critical injuries. A male occupant was transported via a Nightingale helicopter. A woman in the car was transported by ambulance.

Jefferson Avenue was closed in both directions between 12th Street and 16th Street as a crash team from Newport News Police Department investigated the single-car wreck on Jefferson Avenue.

Our thoughts are with the victims of this terrible crash and the relatives of the deceased occupant of the car. Every year, Jefferson Avenue in Newport News sees fatal accidents.

Single-Car Wreck on Jefferson Avenue is Latest Serious Crash on Newport News Highway

Last year, four people were injured in a wreck at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Lee Street. After that accident, two people were cut out of their cars by firefighters.

Jefferson Avenue in Newport News has been the scene of numerous serious accident involving pedestrians.

In 2015, The Daily Press noted on how a 64-year-old man was killed close to Ellen Drive when he stumbled and fell into the right traffic lane of Jefferson Avenue where he was struck by a Chrysler.

Often cars, trucks, and motorcycles travel too fast for the conditions on Jefferson Avenue. If you are a passenger in a vehicle who is injured when the driver loses control, you may have grounds to sue the insurance company of the at-fault driver.

Although some people are hesitant about making a claim against a friend, you may need all the help you can get to cover your very serious injuries.

Call our car accident injury team today for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077 or see

Griff O'Hanlon


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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.

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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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