A Virginia Beach, VA, police officer working the scene of a multivehicle accident at the intersection of Holland Road and Warwick Drive was hit by a car not involved in the first crash. The impact seriously injured the officer, who was transported to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.
Authorities do not know why the driver of the car struck the police officer and have filed no charges in relation to the August 10, 2012, wreck. An investigation is ongoing.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers' Perspective
The at-fault driver will undoubtedly be tested for alcohol and drug use. Authorities may also look at the driver's vehicle to check for mechanical problems, review phone records to see if the person was distracted by texting or making a call while driving, and consider how the existing accident affected traffic flow.
More than anything else, though, investigators need to determine whether the driver who hit the officer complied with Virginia's move over law. That statue requires drivers approaching an accident scene to slow down, change lanes and otherwise create space and time for emergency responders like police officers to work.
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