August 6, 2012
Law enforcement in the Suffolk, Virginia, area will be conducting a special traffic enforcement campaign to reduce the number of accidents at the intersection of Whaleyville Boulevard and Copeland Road. According to WVEC 13 News, the intersection has been the site of several serious crashes.
Most recently, two vehicles were involved in a Norfolk car accident in the intersection this past Thursday afternoon. The victim stated that she was attempting to make a left hand turn at the intersection when a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction attempted to illegally pass a vehicle in front of it and struck her car. “When I turned around and came back I threw my signal on. Next thing I know, I’m turning and boom!” she said.
In response to the growing number of accidents at the location, the Suffolk Police Department stated that they would be performing saturation patrols along roads in the area that will focus on catching those who speed, run red lights, and commit other traffic infractions. Officials have also asked the city’s Department of Public Works to look into what could be done to reduce the number of crashes occurring at the intersection and create a safer roadway.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley are glad that local officials have recognized the problem and are hopeful that the campaign will be successful in reducing the number of collisions occurring in the area.