Chesapeake, VA (October 26, 2021) – Officers with the Chesapeake Police Department were on the scene of a serious crash involving a train that happened on Tuesday evening, October 26.
Chesapeake officials say a driver suffered injuries after their car was hit by a train in the 1800 block of Portlock Road around 6:45 p.m. Chesapeake Roads tweeted around 7:15 p.m., noting that Portlock Road was closed at the rail crossing near Reid Street due to the crash.
Police said the crash involved only one vehicle and the train. The driver’s injuries were considered serious but not life-threatening.
The crash is still under investigation, and further details have not been released.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.
Auto Accidents in Virginia
Every day, more than 180 people are injured in vehicle accidents in the Commonwealth of Virginia. These accidents often leave victims severely injured and force them into area hospitals. In many cases, victims are left with brain injuries, spinal cord damages, and broken bones.
Not only do victims endure painful injuries that prevent them from engaging in various activities, but they often face tens of thousands of dollars in medical treatment for their injuries while being forced out of work to recover. Victims often require extensive and expensive medical treatment to help them recover from their injuries.
The unfortunate truth is that there is no guarantee that victims will fully recover from their injuries. As a result, thousands of people are left permanently disabled due to the extent of their injuries. Although many drivers take action to avoid harming others, there is no way to control the actions of others. In fact, more than 80% of collisions in our state are a result of a negligent or reckless driver.
Many accidents in our state are caused by drivers who are texting while operating their vehicles, engaging with others in the car, changing the radio, driving impaired, and acting negligently and recklessly.
Personal Injury Attorney in Chesapeake
When victims are harmed in accidents, due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that they reach out to an accident attorney in Virginia as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward after being harmed in an accident.
Virginia Beach personal injury attorney Ron Kramer, II, at Virginia Beach Injury Law is well-versed in personal injury laws throughout the state of Virginia. Our law firm has extensive experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after being injured in accidents.
Our personal injury attorneys in Chesapeake understand are dedicated to helping accident victims recover from their accidents and maximize their recoveries. If you sustained injuries in a truck accident due to the actions of another motorist, it is imperative that you protect your legal rights and get the justice you deserve.
Contact our personal injury law firm in Chesapeake at (757) 802-4662 to see how we can help you. Schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available for you.
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