Pedestrian Killed in Norfolk's Annual Greek Festival Accident
A 57-year-old Chesapeake woman was killed while crossing the street at Norfolk’s annual Greek Festival. The incident occurred on Granby St. in Norfolk. The victim was attempting to leave the May 18, 2019 event but was struck by a car while walking in a crosswalk. She sustained serious injuries and received treatment at the scene but later succumbed to her wounds at a local hospital. The driver involved stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators. No charges have been filed, as neither alcohol nor speed played an obvious role in the wreck. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
An Unlit Crosswalk
Initial investigations reveal that the light near the crosswalk was out the night of the incident. While Virginia state law requires motorists to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk, the lack of proper lighting may have made it difficult for the driver to spot the victim until it was too late. Norfolk Police say because the Greek Festival is a church event, not a city one, they were not contracted to walk attendees across the road. Church officials employed additional security to help keep pedestrians safe when crossing the day after the accident occurred.
Justice for the Victim
A family has lost their matriarch, with few answers to why and how this accident could have happened. While fault is still in question, it’s always worth talking to a Virginia car accident lawyer when a wreck like this has claimed a life. We encourage anyone who has been involved in such a crash to reach out for a free consultation as soon as possible.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should know your legal rights. Call attorney Richard Serpe now for your free, no obligation case review 877-544-5323. We charge no legal fees unless you receive a settlement and it will cost you no money to get started on your case.