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Two Vehicle Accident With Serious Injuries in Suffolk Closes Bennetts Pasture Road

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Two Vehicle Accident With Serious Injuries in Suffolk Closes Bennetts Pasture Road

We were alarmed to read about a two vehicle accident with serious injuries in Suffolk on Friday night. Many serious accidents on rural roads involve a driver crossing a line and this wreck seems to be no exception.

A  report on WAVY.com stressed first responders were called to the accident scene in the 5000 block of Bennetts Pasture Road at the intersection of Pintail Drive in the Schooner Cove neighborhood.

The crash involved a Volkswagen Jetta and a Ford Expedition. A police photograph from the scene showed a badly mangled Volkswagen.

two vehicle accident with serious injuries in Suffolk

The crash on Bennetts Pasture Road (Suffolk police)

Police said the Jetta was heading toward Bridge Road and Bennetts Pasture when the driver crossed a line, over corrected and then sideswiped the passenger side of the SUV.

According to the TV report, fire crews cut a male driver of the Volkswagen. He was the only occupant of the Jetta. The driver was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for the treatment of serious injuries.

The driver of the SUV and the juvenile passenger were not injured. Police closed Bennetts Pasture Road in both directions after the crash which remains under investigation.

This is not the only two vehicle accident with serious injuries we have seen in Suffolk in recent years.

In 2014, a woman was charged with failure to yield after being cut out of her Nissan following a two-vehicle wreck in the 3000 block of Whaleyville Boulevard and the intersection of Copeland Road in Suffolk.

Suffolk has many roads with bad accident records. Often drivers travel too fast for conditions and lose control of their cars, or cross center lines.

Route 460 (Pruden Boulevard) is one of the most treacherous roads in the city. A three-vehicle accident on this route in 2014 claimed the life of a female driver.

A year earlier, an accident involving two tractor trailers and six cars on Pruden Boulevard proved to be deadly.

As well as one fatality, seven people were injured in this terrible wreck. During the summer months, the highways of Hampton Roads carry more traffic as tourists head to this area. More drunk driving also takes places in the summer.

If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle wreck due to the fault of another driver, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. Contact our Suffolk car accident team at (757) 455-0077.

 

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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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