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Virginia’s Most Dangerous Intersection is in Hampton Roads

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Virginia’s Most Dangerous Intersection is in Hampton Roads

Tidewater has many fast-moving and busy interchanges. However, Virginia’s most dangerous intersection is in Hampton Roads, according to a new report.

A special report on WAVY.com noted the I-264/I-64 interchange is the busiest in Hampton Roads, and the second-busiest in Virginia.

Virginia State Police say the area from Newtown Road to Military Highway, from Northampton Boulevard to Indian River Road in Norfolk is the most dangerous in the state.

The traffic here can back up two-and-a-half miles at peak times. VSP Trooper Wesley Hagedorn said it’s rare to do a shift at the intersection and not see a crash. He said:

“Your interchange might be in one location, but that traffic can sometimes back up to one, two, two-and-a-half miles and often that’s where you’re getting the collisions, is going to be about a mile offset from the interchange. It’s a direct result of the high traffic volume.”

Virginia’s Most Dangerous Intersection

Virginia’s Most Dangerous Intersection - the improvement project (VDOT)

Almost 400,000 cars travel the interchange every weekday. Virginia Department of  Transportation warns more cars means more crashes.

Dwayne Cook, VDOT Regional Operations Director, told WAVY there are many ramps facing in different directions at Virginia’s most dangerous intersection.

WAVY spoke to Tasha Royster, a driver who was rear-ended here more than three years ago.

Her car spun across two lanes and she ended up in the hospital. The accident occurred at I-64 Eastbound just before the merge with I-264, a notorious spot for accidents.

VDOT is working on an improvement project that will bring about four miles of changes to the interstate.

However, given the sheer volume of traffic at peak hours at the interchange, it could be some time before the I264/I-64 intersection becomes much safer.

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we help people who are hurt in car, truck and motorcycle accidents due to the fault of another person.

Common kinds of accidents include rear-enders, head-on collisions, side collisions and rollover accidents. Find out more about common types of car collision on our website.

If you are hurt in a car accident, you should be very cautious about what you say to the insurance company. Please contact our Virginia personal injury lawyers at (757) 455-0077.

Jim Hurley

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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 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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