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Minivan Driver Hit and Killed by FedEx Truck That Ran Red Light in Virginia Beach

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Over 800 people are killed and over 200,000 people are seriously injured in car crashes that involve a driver running a red light, according to smartmotorist.com. Unfortunately, a recent accident in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) added to those disturbing statistics.

The driver of a FedEx truck ran a red light at the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Burton Station Road. The truck slammed into a minivan killing the driver. The at-fault FedEx trucker did not suffer any injuries, according to WAVY.com.

Apparently, Northampton Blvd has developed a reputation among VA Beach residents as being inundated with red light runners. For example, a resident posted on the WAVY message board regarding this truck-car wreck:

"This area is rife with red light runners and Northampton Blvd. is one of the worst areas for it. I've seen more times than I can count trucks heading south on Northampton Blvd. blow right through the light at Pleasurehouse Rd. And at least twice I've watched a cop waiting at the light let them get away with it. Everybody in our house knows to ALWAYS LOOK BOTH WAYS TWICE before crossing an intersection around here ESPECIALLY Northampton & Pleasurehouse."

Many questions need to be answered regarding this car-truck crash. Was the at-fault driver distracted in some way? Was he drowsy (the accident occurred at 1 a.m.)? We'll have to wait and see what the accident report reveals.

My deepest condolences go out to the family of the wrongfully killed minivan driver. As mentioned above, the accident occurred at around 1 a.m. so there's a good chance family members were awoken to this awful news. I hope they make it through the grieving process successfully.  



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1 Comments:
Being a resident of Wesleyan Chase Sub-Division, I've noticed flowers and other notable gifts at the corner of North Hampton Blvd and Burton Station Rd. and wondered what happen. So I decided to search the web and your Website came up. I am sadden to hear another innocent victim was killed. I have lost count of the many accidents over a period of 23 years that have occured on this highway. Something needs to be done to slow people down, not cars, but people. My condolence goes out to the families that have been affected by this and other accidents on North Hampton Blvd.
Posted by Chris on November 10, 2010 at 09:14 AM

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