A 14-year-old Virginia Beach boy has died from injuries sustained when he was hit by a vehicle Saturday morning. According to police, the young victim was hit near the intersection of Lynnhaven Parkway and Rosemont Road. In an interview, his mother said he was walking home after skateboarding with friends.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene at approximately 7:15 a.m. and found the boy severely injured. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the vehicle which hit the boy did stay on the scene of the fatal crash. The Virginia Beach Police Fatal Crash Team is investigating the crash and has not announced whether or not charges will be filed against the driver.
Less than 24 hours later, Virginia Beach Police were dealing with another fatal pedestrian accident, on General Booth Boulevard. Police have not released details on that fatal accident, only that the victim was an adult male, and the driver of the vehicle that hit him were on the scene when police arrived.
Our Virginia Beach personal injury firm has successfully represented many families of victims killed in pedestrian accidents. We know that regardless of whether or not a driver in a fatal pedestrian accident is criminally charged for the accident, the family may still be able to bring forward a wrongful death lawsuit – which are based on negligence law – against the driver.
Our firm’s attorneys are skilled in determining whether or not a victim’s family may have a wrongful death claim due to any motor vehicle statute violations or carelessness or negligence on the driver’s part.
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