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Woman Loses Her Life in Three Vehicle Crash in Norfolk’s Ward’s Corner

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Woman Loses Her Life in Three Vehicle Crash in Norfolk’s Ward’s Corner

The Wards Corner area of Norfolk is a bustling place with many roads that feed onto an interstate. Tragically, it was the scene of a fatal three-vehicle wreck yesterday.

Police reported the death of the woman in the three-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on E. Little Creek Road.

The crash involved a Nissan Sentra, a school bus and a Lexus, according to police. They say no students were on the bus at the time of the wreck.

Norfolk police said the Lexus was turning from the Interstate 564 off-ramp onto E. Little Creek Road when it struck the bus and the Nissan, which were both heading west on E. Little Creek.

The crash illustrates how exits and entrances to interstates can be dangerous places

I was saddened to read that the woman driver of the Lexus was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Her car was reported to be trapped under the bus. One witness told local news media that she was wearing a uniform.

Police said the drivers of the Nissan and the school bus were uninjured in the wreck. However, a passenger in the Nissan was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries that were of a non-life-threatining nature.

A report from quoted Renatta Bradley who was sitting at a light waiting to drive east on E. Little Creek when the wreck happened.

She saw the bus coming into her lane and said glass from all three vehicles littered the scene. The crash closed down Little Creek Road for several hours.

Intersections see the highest number of wrecks. On our website, we list some of the most dangerous intersections in Hampton Roads.

The most common causes for intersection crashes include attention failures, having an inadequate view, illegal maneuvers and distracted driving.

If you are hit and hurt at an intersection in Hampton Roads, elsewhere in Virginia or in northeastern North Carolina, our experienced car wreck attorneys can help you.

We will gather evidence and establish which driver was culpable for the crash. While the insurance companies try to low ball you, we will fight hard to get you what you deserve for your injuries. Call our Virginia car wreck team today at (757) 455-0077.

 Jim Hurley

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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 Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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