A car fatally struck a Norfolk, Virginia (VA), pedestrian on September 28, 2016. The deadly crash happened at 6 am at the intersection of Hampton Boulevard and W. 38th Street. The pedestrian initially survived with critical injuries but died shortly after being transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
The corner where the pedestrian was attempting to cross Hampton Boulevard is controlled with stoplights and marked with crosswalks. Virginia law states clearly that drivers must yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Police did not release information on whether the driver or the person on foot had a green light in their direction. The driver would also be required to yield if he or she was turning right on red.
With so little information available about this accident, the family members of the deceased pedestrian may benefit from consulting with a Virginia wrongful death attorney. A lawyer would be able to help the loved ones of the man who lost his life stay informed of the results of the investigation and what the results of the investigation may mean. A plaintiff's lawyer would also be able to advise the family on potential insurance claims to cover expenses related to emergency medical treatment, funeral and burial, and loss of financial support previously provided by their relative.