Norfolk Car Accident Lawyers Examine The Role Of Defective Highway Design In Crashes

by | September 23rd, 2013

September 23, 2013

The Norfolk Car Accident Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley say that a common contributing factor in some motor vehicle collisions is defective highway design. The firm goes on to explain that sometimes, an increase in traffic volume over the course of numerous years can lead to a roadway not being able to handle its daily traffic load, which can lead to accidents.

This may have been the cause of a recent collision between a pedestrian and a minivan in the city of Norfolk Virginia. According to an article from The Sun Chronicle, the crash occurred at approximately 9:10 a.m. Thursday, September 5, at the corner of Pine and Everett streets.

Reports indicate the 69-year-old victim was jogging along the road when he was struck by a van. The impact of the collision left the victim with critical injuries that required airlifting to a local hospital.

Citizens have made numerous complaints about the road in recent years after an increase in accidents was recorded following a project that created a bypass using the roads around Route 1 and Foxboro; however, city officials have not announced any plans to improve the roadway’s safety.

Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley’s team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes how devastating injuries from a motor vehicle collision can be. That is why the firm would like to wish the injured victim a full and speedy recovery.