Virginia Beach Oceanfront Injuries – Beachgoer Hit by Pickup Truck
Pleasant weather is expected this weekend that will see thousands of people head to the beaches of Hampton Roads and the Outer Banks. However, a recent accident has highlighted Virginia Beach Oceanfront injuries. A beachgoer was struck by a contractor’s pickup last week.
The woman was on a beach chair enjoying the sun. The accident left her with serious injuries, although no update was given on her condition.
The pickup was driven by an independent contractor who was collecting equipment from a beach event.
The contractor reportedly hit the woman while trying to make a U-turn. Reports on WAVY.com suggested the woman suffered injuries to her arm and leg. The beach chair was mangled after it was hit by the Dodge Ram near 24th Street.
When you are sunning yourself on the beach, the last thing you expect is to be injured by a pickup truck.
Although the truck was permitted to be on the beach, this accident raises a lot of questions about vehicles on the sand.
The WAVY report on Virginia Beach Oceanfront injuries
It’s not clear why the vehicle was on the beach at a busy time when it was full of sunbathers. Accidents of this nature on Virginia Beach raise questions about whether too many vehicles are allowed on the sand.
Seven years ago, a homeless man was run over and killed by a trash truck as lay on Virginia Beach. The City of Virginia Beach subsequently reached a $500,000 settlement with the family of the homeless man, reported the Virginian-Pilot.
Virginia Beach Oceanfront Injuries
Virginia Beach has also seen less predictable accidents. Last year, a woman was tragically killed when she was hit by a flying beach umbrella.
Strong winds blew an umbrella that was meant to be anchored into her chest at the Oceanfront.
Police identified the victim as 55-year-old Lottie Michelle Belk, of Chester, Virginia. Her death was ruled accidental and caused by a penetrating blunt force chest trauma.
Another little-known beach hazard is sand holes. Last month, a woman suffocated to death in Ocean City, Maryland she fell into a large hole on the beach.
The 30-year-old woman who was vacationing from Texas died after she fell into a large hole on the beach.
If you or a loved one is injured on the beach another party may be liable, a contractor in the case of an injury caused by a vehicle or a hotel for injuries in rooms or at swimming pools. Beachgoers have a right to be safe on their vacations or day trips.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team to represent people hurt in these kinds of cases. Call us at (757) 455-0077