Pedestrian killed in Isle of Wight crash
No charges will be filed against a driver who struck a pedestrian in the Isle of Wight this weekend. Police say they received word of a collision around 10:30 PM the evening of July 8, 2017. When they arrived on scene, they found a 33-year-old woman seriously injured from the accident. She was taken to the hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.
Authorities say no charges will be filed against the driver of the Silverado that struck the woman. Alcohol apparently played a role in the accident, though the driver was sober at the time.
Area neighbors say that the intersection of Carrollton Boulevard and Harbor Point Lane, where the accident occurred, is always busy. Morning and night, cars are there waiting to turn. With no crosswalk, attempting to cross through the intersection on foot can be deadly. Add in the confusion and misjudgment that often comes with imbibing and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.
We send our condolences out to the family of the victim. It’s never easy to lose a loved one, but when their death comes as a result of something so senseless, it can be even more difficult to cope.
This accident serves as a reminder to all of us about the dangers of walking after drinking. Though drinking and driving is never a good idea, walking is also not a great option. Impaired judgment applies to people behind the wheel but also those walking down the street. If you’ve been drinking, call a friend for a ride. It just might save your life.
Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers
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