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Two Pushing a Disabled Car in New Kent County Are Struck and Injured

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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 to read about the incident on Route 60 in New Kent County. Virginia State Police reported two people were seriously injured in the accident shortly before 3 p.m., on Pocahontas Trail.

A report on WAVY.com noted two people were pushing a disabled vehicle while another was operating the steering inside the car. The disabled vehicle was hit from behind by another vehicle, seriously injuring the people pushing it.

Virginia State Police reported one victim was transported by Life Evac and the other by ambulance to MCV hospital. The person inside the car was not injured.

The crash led to the closures of Route 60 both eastbound and westbound as the Life Evac helicopter landed on the road. The westbound side was closed for longer as state troopers investigated the incident.

Two injured pushing a disabled car in New Kent County

Two hurt pushing a disabled car in New Kent County

The investigation into the crash remains ongoing, Virginia State Police said. It’s not yet clear why another vehicle crashed into two people pushing a disabled car in New Kent County

Our thoughts are with the victims in this serious crash. All too often people who are trying to repair a car, change a tire or pushing a disabled vehicle are involved in accidents.

In many cases, other drivers are traveling too fast and fail to see broken down vehicles.

Recently, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers litigated the case of a grandmother who suffered serious injuries in Hampton Roads when she was struck by a truck as she changed a tire.

Our client sustained major injuries including fractures of her left leg, a fracture in her neck, and a broken nose. She also suffered bleeding on the brain indicative of a traumatic brain injury. The case was settled recently for $1.15 million.

On occasions, accidents in which broken down cars are hit proved to be deadly. Tragically, two children perished on I-264 in Virginia Beach last year when their broken down car was hit by a truck.

You should always be prepared to encounter a broken down car on the highways of Virginia and be ready to slow down. Please contact Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at (757) 455-0077 if you have been injured due to the fault of another driver.

Will Dudley

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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

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

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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