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Fleeing Driver Causes Injures to 2 Others in Norfolk, VA

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An attempt to pull over a speeding driver near I-64 and Greenbrier Parkway in Chesapeake, Virginia (VA), on the morning of November 15, 2015, set off a police pursuit that concluded with a three-vehicle crash in Norfolk. The chase ended when the suspect crossed the center line of Military Highway near Raby Road.

 

 

The fleeing driver collided with a pickup truck, causing the truck to roll over and hit a Jeep. Both of the people in the pickup and in the Jeep sustained injuries. The man behind the wheel of the car was taken into custody and charged with multiple offenses, including runnin at least one red light and operating with a suspended license following a drunk driving conviction.

The at-fault driver probably should not have been on the road at all. His decision to try to avoid arrest by leading police on a chase that also passed through Virginia Beach turned a bad situation for himself into a potentially deadly incident for others. While both of the people injured by the man's irresponsibility appear likely to recover physically, they undoubtedly face significant medical bills and vehicle repair costs.

Whatever criminal consequences result from this dangerous situation, the driver who fled police and initiated a chain-reaction accident must be held accountable for the financial burdens he placed on innocent victims. Speaking with a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer can help the people in the pickup and the Jeep make sure that happens.

EJL

Randy E. Appleton
Virginia Beach & Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyer
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