A child riding her bicycle was hit by a vehicle near the intersection of Princess Anne Road and General Booth Boulevard in Virginia Beach. She was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries.
The intersection where the incident occurred has long been a complaint of residents in the neighborhood. Complaints of speeding vehicles and numerous accidents, along with no crosswalks, had left residents fearing that eventually an incident such as this one would happen someday.
According to a witness at the scene, the victim and another young girl were attempting to cross the streets on their bikes. The other child made it safely across to the first median, but as the victim attempted to cross, a gold Nissan plowed into the child, the driver never hitting the brakes. The impact left the bicycle crushed and the Nissan’s windshield smashed.
The driver of the Nissan stopped and remained on the scene. The Virginia Beach Police Department’s fatal crash team responded to the scene to conduct an investigation into the accident. They have not announced what charges, if any, will be brought against the driver.
Regardless of what criminal charges may be brought against the driver, the victim’s family should consult with a Virginia personal injury law firm to find out what compensation their child may be entitled for pain and loss, as well as medical and rehabilitation costs the family may incur. Our firm was successful in obtaining a $540,000 award for two clients who had been struck by a car while crossing a street.
To learn about what types of damages are available through a personal injury claim, take a moment to read this article which discusses the possibility of obtaining damages to compensate for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
For more information, download our in-depth legal guide on what to do if you or a loved one are seriously injured in an auto accident in Virginia.
Site of where child was struck off bike by vehicle.