Children, Woman Hit by Vehicle in Norfolk
Three people were hurt Sunday when a car collided with pedestrians in downtown Norfolk. Police say they were called to the intersection of East Olney Road and Church street around 5 PM the evening of Sunday, February 18, 2018. Details about the crash have not been released, but we know that a woman and two children pedestrians were injured in the collision. Their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening. The driver was charged with a failure to yield to pedestrians.
Norfolk Pedestrian Laws
Drivers must yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk in Norfolk. That rule is true across the entire state of Virginia. Failure to do so can result in serious injuries and charges for the at-fault driver. We don’t know the exact details of this particular incident, but given that the driver involved was charged for their involvement, chances are good that the pedestrians were indeed not at fault. Other Virginia pedestrian laws forbid walkers from crossing the street without a crosswalk.
Failure to Yield
Many drivers take the same routes to and from work and home every day. This causes them to get overly comfortable with their route and makes them more likely to be involved in accidents like this one. When you rarely see pedestrians in an intersection which you cross through daily, you’re unlikely to stop in time to prevent a collision. This incident serves as a reminder to us all to slow down and always be on the lookout for other cars, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Virginia Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers
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