Pedestrian Killed in Norfolk Accident

One person has died after a series of pedestrian accidents in Norfolk. The first incident occurred the night of April 3, 2018. Witnesses say a man was attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Little Creek Road and Newport Ave. when he was struck by a car. The victim was sent into the air, shattering the window of the car that struck him. Tragically, the man was killed by the accident. Police say they are unsure of whether or not the driver will face charges. The case has been turned over to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office.

The next morning, another pedestrian was hit at the same spot. Thankfully, the victim survived.

A Deadly Crossing

Neighbors say the intersection is notoriously dangerous. Because there is so much foot traffic as well as actual traffic, cars and pedestrians are constantly working to avoid one another. It is unclear whether more traffic signals are needed, or if the speed limit needs to be decreased.

Our society prioritizes cars and drivers, leaving many pedestrians to fend for themselves against oncoming traffic. Sidewalks are rare, as are crosswalks, and even when those are present, drivers do not always respect the rights of pedestrians.

Preventing Similar Accidents

It’s important for both pedestrians and drivers to watch out for one another. Pedestrians can do so by only crossing where they have the right of way and paying attention to changing traffic patterns. Drivers should do all they can to be alert to pedestrians and yield to their right of way.

Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers

The Norfolk personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC has helped victims of accidents for over 29 years. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have legal rights. If you’d like to discuss your situation, contact us to setup a free consultation 877-544-5323.

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