Norfolk, VA (July 12, 2021) – A driver struck and killed a man who was walking on Tidewater Drive near the intersection of Lafayette Boulevard on Sunday evening, July 11.
Per reports from officers with the Norfolk Police Department, dispatchers received the call around 11:15 p.m. Police and EMS units responded to the 3200 block of Tidewater Drive, and upon arrival, they discovered a pedestrian lying in the road. He sustained serious injuries and was in critical condition.
Despite life-saving measures performed at the scene and transport to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, the man, since identified as 59-year-old Jerome H. Walden, died from his injuries. Preliminary investigation showed that the driver of a sedan traveling on Tidewater Drive hit Walden, though it’s unclear if the driver stayed at the scene.
This crash is still being investigated by the Traffic Unit, and further details have not been released.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Jerome H. Walden.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Norfolk, Virginia
Throughout the state of Virginia, fatal pedestrian accidents claim the lives of more than 75 people yearly. Sadly, these victims are often more vulnerable to serious injuries due to the fact that they are completely exposed to vehicles in crosswalks, walkways, and intersections. When victims survive, they are often left with serious injuries that require ongoing medical treatment. Hundreds of these victims are rushed to area medical centers after their accidents to undergo emergency surgery, painful treatments, and days or even weeks of recovery. Furthermore, these victims typically require physical therapy for their injuries and counseling for emotional trauma, which is time-consuming and costly.
Though there are many treatment options available for accident victims, none of them come with the promise of a full recovery. Pedestrians who sustain serious injuries may even be left permanently disabled as a result of their accident. When victims suffer as a result of another person’s actions, however, it is essential that they reach out to a pedestrian accident attorney in the Virginia Beach area as soon as possible. A large number of victims are able to file legal claims against at-fault drivers, allowing them to obtain their fair compensation to alleviate the costs of both economic and non-economic damages they’ve suffered.
When it comes to fighting for victims and their families, Ron Kramer of Virginia Beach Law Firm has extensive experience helping those affected maximize their recoveries after being harmed. At Virginia Beach Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys strive to help victims and their families in the aftermath of an accident so that they can move forward in the best possible position. Our compassionate, knowledgeable legal team is well-versed in Virginia state laws, allowing you to obtain the maximum amount of compensation you need to cover the losses you’ve sustained.
Our team stops at nothing to ensure our clients can move forward after a car accident that’s occurred due to another driver’s negligence. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Virginia Beach area, please reach out to ourVirginia personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662 to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation at your earliest convenience. We will help you explore all legal options available to you. Contact us at www.VABeachLaw.com and meet with our team today to see how we can help you recover from your accident.
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