Hampton Beach, VA (August 27, 2020) – An auto accident reported on Wednesday evening claimed the life of one woman in the Hampton area.
At approximately 8:30 p.m., on August 26, the Hampton Police Division responded to the scene of an automobile accident near the Mellon Street Bridge. Reports show that 36-year-old Kelly R Kercheval was riding a bicycle across the bridge on East Mellon Street when she was struck by a 2006-2012 silver Mercedes SUV., which was traveling across the bridge toward Pheobus.
Kercheval sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Police arrived at the scene and declared the woman deceased. At this time, the police in Hampton are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Kelly R Kercheval. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Virginia
Each year, hundreds of people are killed in traffic-related incidents throughout the commonwealth of Virginia. Although these accidents are often preventable, we are forced to witness the overwhelming consequences families are forced to endure. Although we want to believe that riding a bicycle is a safer method of transportation, riders are not out of harm’s way. In fact, numerous bicyclists are struck by vehicles each year in our state. Hundreds of victims are rushed to area hospitals after their accidents where they have to undergo emergency medical treatment and spend days or even weeks in recovery. Pedestrians often require therapy for their injuries, which is time-consuming and costly. Unfortunately, not every accident victim is able to recover. The fact that bicyclists are exposed to the impact of collisions means that they are susceptible to being severely or fatally injured.
In many cases, the negligent or reckless actions of others are the cause of the accidents. Statistics show that more than 80% of accidents are caused by drivers who are texting, talking on their phones, impaired, or engaging in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles. When people sustain fatal injuries in accidents caused by the actions of other motorists, their families should reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Virginia as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Working with a competent Virginia Beach attorney will ensure your family is able to move forward and recover after experience a loss resulting from the negligence of another driver. Virginia personal injury attorney Ron Kramer of Virginia Beach Law Firm has extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one in a preventable collision. We provide proven and effective legal guidance to ensure our clients are able to protect their legal rights after enduring a tragic loss. Our team stops at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward. If you’ve lost a loved one in an auto accident in the Virginia Beach area, contact our Virginia personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662 to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available for you.
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