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Norfolk pedestrian dies after being struck by car

need-an-ambulance-1512594A pedestrian in downtown Norfolk succumbed to injuries sustained in a car accident the day before. Police say they arrived on the scene of the accident just before 10 PM the night of July 1, 2017. At the intersection of Monticello Avenue and E. 26th Street, they found a 56-year-old man lying in the near the road. A Camaro heading southbound on Monticello had struck the man. The driver stayed at the scene after the accident.

Emergency personnel took the victim to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the Camaro was not charged. Police say neither alcohol nor speed played a role in the accident. No updates have been given on the cause of the accident since before the July 4th holiday.

Tragically, the victim succumbed to this injuries the very next day. We send our condolences to his family and loved ones. Undoubtedly, they are dealing with overwhelming grief and questions about how such a tragedy could have occurred. We encourage them to reach out to an experienced Norfolk pedestrian accident lawyer for a consultation. There’s no better ally to have by your side after an accident like this one.

Pedestrian accidents in downtown Norfolk increase in likelihood on summer Saturday nights like the one in this incident. Many people are in a celebratory mood, reveling in the warm temperatures and the holiday weekend. When they have a little too much to drink, those same people can become hazardous behind the wheel. Even walkers can endanger their own lives when they’ve been drinking.

Be safe out there this summer!

Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers

The Norfolk personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC has helped victims of accidents for over 29 years. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have legal rights. If you’d like to discuss your situation, contact us to setup a free consultation 877-544-5323.