Two Motorists Are Seriously Injured on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach

Shore Drive is one of the most dangerous highways in Hampton Roads. Despite ongoing efforts to improve safety, the wrecks continue. I was saddened to read about how two motorists were seriously injured on Shore Drive on Labor Day.

This serious wreck occurred at 5:38 p.m. on Monday, in the 4500 block of Shore Drive, reported Virginia Beach police.

Investigators said a brown Chevrolet pickup was heading west on Shore Drive. It failed to yield when making a left turn and was hit by a Lexus, police say.

The driver and the passenger in the Lexus were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A passenger in the Chevrolet was transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Two motorists were seriously injured on Shore Drive - John Cooper talks about the road

Police say the crash remains under investigation and few other details are available.

The crash led to the closure of a section of Shore Drive between Northampton Boulevard and Greenwell Road as police investigated the accident.

Motorists Seriously Injured on Shore Drive Are Part of a Pattern of Wrecks

My thoughts are with the driver and passengers who were hurt. Initial reports suggest a failure to yield left two motorists seriously injured on Shore Drive and hurt another passenger.

This road in Virginia Beach contains many restaurants and other businesses as well as residential areas and sees repeated serious accidents.

In 2015, a car hit a median and crashed into trees on Shore Drive. The wreck killed a driver and badly injured a passenger.

The death of a pedestrian on Shore Drive in the same year renewed the debate about the adequacy of crosswalk provision on the road, we noted on our blog.

Despite the lowering of the speed limit on Shore Drive, poor lighting, dips, and curves continue to lead to accidents.

Virginia Beach police told News Channel 3 there were seven deadly accidents on the stretch of Shore Drive from Atlantic Avenue to the Lesner Bridge from 2013 to 2016.

Local residents told the TV station the safety measures have failed to prevent motorists speeding on Shore Drive.

If you have been injured due to the fault of another driver on Shore Drive or elsewhere in Hampton Roads, do not hesitate to contact our experienced auto accident injury attorneys at (757) 455-0077.

John Cooper

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