Norfolk Hit-and-Run Leaves Pedestrian Injured

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Norfolk last night. That’s the news from WAVY.com, which reports that the February 26, 2018 accident occurred around 10:30 PM on East Brambleton Avenue, near Norfolk State University. Not many details about the crash have been released, but we do know that the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and suffered non-life threatening injuries. They were taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver involved in the crash fled the scene, but no word has been given about the possible identity or details about the car have been issued.

College Pedestrians

Hampton Roads is home to many wonderful colleges and universities, and they bring thousands of bright students to the region. As anyone who has ever been a college student can attest, walking is a huge part of the daily lives of anyone attending classes. Crossing streets from early in the morning to late at night is a must. Unfortunately, drivers are not always as tuned into the habits and patterns of student pedestrians, and are often no more attentive in their driving near campus than anywhere else. Too often, this results in deadly accidents.

Increasing Visibility

The number one way pedestrians can protect themselves as they head out for walks after dark or before sunrise is to highlight their presence on the road. Avoiding dark colored clothing is a great start, but anyone walking the dark with any regularity should consider investing in outfits made with reflective material.

Virginia Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers

If you’ve been in injured in an accident, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer about your legal rights. Our personal injury lawyers have helped victims injured by the negligence of another for over 30 years. If you’d like to setup a free consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact us today 877-544-5323.

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