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Norfolk, VA Personal Injury Attorney Reports: Pedestrian Struck and Killed on Virginia Beach Boulevard

Losing a family member at any time is sad. I know. I’ve had a loved one pass away, leaving behind a profound sadness that comes with the realization that you will never again be able to speak with the person.

When you lose someone close to you suddenly, such as in the case of a recent accident on Virginia Beach Blvd in Norfolk, VA, it is even harder to take.
 

 


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There isn’t a lot of information on the accident yet. We do know that the driver did stop and stay on scene. That may be a small relief to the family of the victim that at least the driver did not flee.


Whenever a pedestrian is struck by a veicle, there are several things as a
 Virginia personal injury attorney that I know to look for. The first being that a pedestrian does have the right of way when crossing a highway or street within a clearly marked crosswalk or at the end of the block when the speed limit is not more than 35 miles per hour. Keep in mind that a pedestrian has a duty to use ordinary care to keep a lookout for motor vehicles.

In this case there may not have been a crosswalk,
 but based on common law in Virginia and many other states, a pedestrian has right of way at a street corner when crossing under circumstances where a driver has a clear view of the pedestrian.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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