Pedestrian Killed in Chesapeake Wreck
Two people have died after a collision in Chesapeake this weekend. Police say that a person was walking down Paramount Avenue around 10 PM the night of March 10, 2018 when a silver Jaguar with two occupants swerved off road. The vehicle struck the pedestrian and a tree before coming to a stop. When authorities arrived on site, they discovered two people had been killed in the crash: one of the vehicle’s occupants and the pedestrian. Further details have not been released, and no indication has been given as to whether or not any charges will be filed.
It can be unsafe to walk at night without proper safety attire and lighting, but in many cases, folks have no choice. Anyone who must walk outside after dark should invest in colorful clothing made of reflective fabric. They should also consider carrying a flashlight or another form of lighting to make their presence obvious to motorists.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Still, no pedestrian should bear the ultimate sacrifice for not wearing bright enough colors for an evening walk. As the investigation into this incident continues, we’ll likely get a better idea of what caused this accident. Given the time of day and the fact that the incident occurred on a Saturday, alcohol may have played a role. The family of the victims may wish to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault driver. While no sum can bring back their loved ones, a settlement can ensure the brightest future possible for the surviving family they leave behind.
Virginia Auto Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your legal rights. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC have helped innocent victims of accidents for over 28 years. If you’d like to speak with one of our attorneys about your legal rights, contact us to setup a free consultation 877-544-5323.