Woman, Children Hit by Car On Olney and Church St. in Norfolk
Three people are recuperating from non-life threatening injuries after a collision in Norfolk earlier this week. The February 18, 2018 crash occurred at the intersection of East Olney Road and Church Street in downtown Norfolk. Police say they arrived on scene around 5 PM that evening to find a woman and two children had been hurt when they were crossing the street. Authorities charged the driver responsible for the collision with a failure to yield to pedestrians. No other details of the crash have been released.
Norfolk Pedestrian Laws
Drivers must yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk in Norfolk. That rule is true across the entire state of Virginia. Failure to do so can result in serious injuries and charges for the at-fault driver. We don’t know the exact details of this particular incident, but given that the driver involved was charged for their involvement, chances are good that the pedestrians were indeed not at fault. Other Virginia pedestrian laws forbid walkers from crossing the street without a crosswalk.
Failure to Yield
Many drivers take the same routes to and from work and home every day. This causes them to get overly comfortable with their route and makes them more likely to be involved in accidents like this one. When you rarely see pedestrians in an intersection which you cross through daily, you’re unlikely to stop in time to prevent a collision. This incident serves as a reminder to us all to slow down and always be on the lookout for other cars, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Virginia Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers
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