Norfolk, VA (August 7, 2021) – Officers with the Norfolk Police Department, in conjunction with Portsmouth police, say that they are investigating a deadly crash that occurred early Saturday morning, August 7.
According to reports from the scene, a 29-year-old man was killed and another man was ejected from a vehicle during an accident on Interstate 264. Troopers with the Virginia State Police stated that the wreck occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. At that time, the driver of a 2009 BMW was traveling on westbound I-264 when he attempted to take the Portsmouth Boulevard exit ramp and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then exited the roadway and hit several trees.
The impact killed the vehicle’s front seat passenger, identified as 29-year-old Luton Atkins. The driver, identified as Rae’kwon Collins, was ejected from the vehicle and seriously injured. Collins was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital via ambulance with life-threatening injuries.
Alcohol was not a contributing factor in the crash, though police say the incident is still under investigation.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Luton Atkins. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Accident Fatalities 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. 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. Victims often require therapy for their injuries, which is time-consuming and costly. Unfortunately, not every accident victim is able to recover.
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 serious injuries in accidents caused by the actions of other motorists or even lose their lives as a result of these incidents, their families should reach out to an accident attorney in Norfolk, Virginia as soon as possible. Families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Thankfully, working with a competent, skilled Virginia Beach attorney is essential in the aftermath of these incidents. Consulting a lawyer after an accident can help you and your family move forward in the best possible position. If you’ve lost a loved one in a preventable accident, securing your fair, full settlement can ensure you cover your losses resulting from the negligence of another driver. Norfolk wrongful death attorney Ron Kramer of Virginia Beach Law Firm has extensive experience helping victims and grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one in a preventable collision.
Our team provides proven and effective legal guidance. Furthermore, we stop at nothing to make sure that our clients are able to protect their legal rights after enduring a tragic loss. When it comes to fighting for you and yours, 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, reach out to our Virginia personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662 to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience. We are here to help you explore the legal options available to you today.
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