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October 8th, 2012
October 8, 2012
The importance of motorists slowing down and paying attention when they see emergency lights flashing was highlighted last week when a 27-year-old trooper with the Virginia State Police was killed after being hit by a car while directing traffic. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the accident happened around 10:00 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Route 30 and Theme Park Way.
Reports say the trooper was directing traffic outside the state fair when a 1992 Jeep Cherokee SUV struck him. The vehicle came to rest on top of the victim, requiring witnesses and other Troopers to lift the SUV off the man and pull him to safety. They soon began CPR on the victim until rescue crews could arrive to rush him to the hospital, but they were unable to save him.
Investigators have just began to look into the incident and say charges may be filed against the driver at the conclusion of their examination into the events that led to the Virginia Car Accident.
Accidents like this sparked the creation of Virginia’s “Move Over” law, which requires motorists to move over a lane when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle to allow more room for crews to work.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley understand the feelings that come with suddenly losing a loved one in an accident and would like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the victim.
October 1st, 2012
October 1, 2012
Almost two months after a tragic Norfolk car accident left a 45-year-old woman permanently injured, she was discharged from the hospital. According to the Tidewater News, the crash that left her and two others hurt occurred on August 11 on the Route 58 Bypass exit off of Armory Drive, near Courtland.
The woman was driving a PT Cruiser, with her husband, child, and cousin as passengers, when a 26-year-old alleged drunk driver from Gates, North Carolina, was traveling in the wrong direction in a 2006 GMC Envoy and collided head-on with the Cruiser. The woman’s 52-year-old cousin was killed in the accident. She and her husband, along with their child, were all rushed to a local hospital. The driver of the Envoy was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter.
The injured driver suffered a crushed left arm and leg, along with five broken ribs. Her husband was diagnosed with a broken neck and back, while their child developed internal bleeding. The female victim underwent two corrective surgeries and had rods inserted in her left arm, hip, and leg. Doctors believe the woman will never fully recover, but she may reach 75 percent of her previous mobility.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley understand the struggles that come with being injured in an accident and are here to help you get back on your feet if you have been hurt due to another person’s negligence.
August 6th, 2012
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.
June 4th, 2012
June 4, 2012
A 43-year-old woman suspected of hitting a family of four with a pickup truck while driving under the influence was in court today to face five different charges stemming from the incident. According to WAVY-TV 10 News, the suspect was charged with three counts of DUI maiming, DUI 2nd Offense, and reckless driving.
The incident occurred on January 19 around 7:40 a.m., in the yard of a residence near the corner of Chester Street and Paladin Drive. It was there that a man was waiting with three children for the school bus to pick them up. As the bus came to the corner and stopped it turned its lights on and put the stop sign out for children; however, the suspect apparently didn’t see the bus and failed to stop. To avoid a collision, she swerved around the bus and into the yard, where she hit the children.
One of those injured, a 7-year-old girl, suffered a broken femur and cracked eye socket that put her in a wheelchair for almost four months. The girl has also had to undergo numerous corrective surgeries.
If convicted, the woman could face up to 17 years in prison.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley ask that not only do motorists do their part to reduce Norfolk Auto Accidents by not drinking and driving, but to also hold other drivers accountable by reporting suspected drunk drivers to the proper authorities.
July 21st, 2011
July 21, 2011
A Capron, Virginia, man fell asleep at the wheel very early Thursday morning and wrecked his vehicle on Interstate 664 near Newport News, Virginia. Both he and a passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash. It is not known whether or not they were wearing seatbelts.
The accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. near the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel when the sleepy driver drifted off the highway. He then awoke and over-corrected, jerking his 2001 Ford back onto the road. The Virginia State Police Department report that the man’s vehicle flipped several times.
The man and his passenger were both transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital via ambulance. Immediately following the accident, the southbound lanes of Interstate 664 were closed to enable the life-flight helicopter Nightingale to land, but the helicopter was later canceled. The northbound lanes were open again by 5 a.m. on Thursday.
The driver has been charged with reckless driving.
Alcohol is not said to be a factor in the crash.
What do you think can be done to discourage fatigued drivers from getting behind the wheel in Virginia?
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a Virginia auto accident, the injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help.
September 11th, 2008
September 11, 2008
The Virginian-Pilot reported a car crashed into the front of a house on Monday night, causing the Norfolk auto accident.
The teen driver who caused the Virginia auto accident crashed his Mitsubishi into the house and fled the scene of the accident.
About four neighbors heard the impact of the Norfolk car accident and were trying to catch the driver who was running away from the scene.
No one was hurt as a result of the Norfolk auto accident. Police are searching for the driver who fled the scene of the accident.