A hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Kecoughtan Road and LaSalle Avenue in Hampton, Virginia (VA), on the night of Oct. 5, 2012, sent three women to hospitals with minor to severe injuries. One victim suffered brain and head injuries that left her with short-term memory loss and persistent headaches. Another woman had her right leg crushed and must undergo multiple surgeries to repair the damage. She will also have to complete a long course of rehabilitation to learn to walk properly again.
The women tell their stories in this video from WAVY-TV 10:
Police continue searching for a vehicle described as an older white pickup truck missing its driver’s side mirror. Information can be reported confidentially by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
Several deadly and serious pedestrian accidents have occurred in Hampton’s neighboring city of Newport News within the past two weeks. The incident on Kecoughtan Road illustrates that people crossing busy streets are at risk for being hit anywhere drivers act negligently or recklessly.
While all the woman struck by the pickup in Hampton survived, they will struggle for months or years to make full recoveries. The brain injury incurred by the one victim could prove particularly debilitating, as restoring memory and cognitive function following a serious blow to the head is not always possible.
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If you or a member of your family was hit and hospitalized by another driver, you can download this free report written by Virginia personal injury attorneys to begin learning about your legal rights and options for holding the responsible party accountable for the harm and loss they caused.
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