A man lost his life after being hit by a pickup truck on Norview Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia (VA), on the night of Sept. 19, 2012. The fatal accident occurred in the Five Points section of the city, where Norview comes together Chesapeake Boulevard and Sewells Point Road.
It is currently unclear what caused the pickup truck to run into the man on foot. Police said an investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.
The Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyers' Perspective
As personal injury and wrongful death attorneys based in Virginia Beach who have helped many pedestrians hit by cars and trucks, we know that determining the facts of what happened can be difficult. Investigators need to check whether the person on foot of the driver had the right of way, if the collision occurred at a crosswalk or intersection, and whether factors such as bad weather or poor visibility played a role in causing the crash.
We also know that, all too often, drivers hit pedestrians because they became distracted behind the wheel, ignored red lights or stop signs, exceeded spped limits or just failed to watch for people crossing the street. If police learn that the driver who hit the man in Norfolk was negligent or reckless in any of these ways, the accident victim's family may have grounds to file claims for compensation for a wrongful death.
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