Norfolk, VA (June 11, 2021) – Officers with the Norfolk Police Department are investigating a crash that sent one person to the hospital early Friday morning, June 11.
Per reports from authorities, the crash involved a car and a bicycle and occurred at Hampton Boulevard and West 27th Street. Authorities were dispatched to the scene around 4:45 a.m. The events leading up to the accident are still unclear, though EMTs say they transported a man to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital via ambulance. Police say that the victim sustained injuries considered life-threatening.
Those involved in the wreck have not been identified, but Norfolk officers say that the incident is still under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family. We hope for their full recovery.
Serious Bicycle Accidents in Virginia
Thousands of people sustain injuries or are killed in traffic-related incidents throughout the commonwealth of Virginia each year. Although these accidents are often preventable, we are forced to witness the overwhelming consequences families are forced to endure. Although most 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.
Unfortunately, the reckless actions of others are the cause of most accidents statewide. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of accidents are caused by distracted 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.
When you work with an experienced Virginia Beach attorney, you ensure your family is able to adequately recover after experiencing a loss caused by the negligence of another driver. Furthermore, Virginia personal injury attorney Ron Kramer has spent years aiding victims and grieving families after they’ve been affected by an accident, helping them get the justice they deserve after their involvement in a preventable collision. We provide effective legal guidance so that our clients are able to best protect their legal rights after enduring a tragic loss.
Our legal team stops at nothing when it comes to securing justice for victims and their families. We ensure that you and your loved ones are in the best position possible to move forward in the aftermath of your accident. If you’ve sustained injuries or lost a loved one in an accident that’s occurred through no fault of your own, reach out to our Virginia personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662 to schedule a free, no-hassle case evaluation at your earliest convenience. We are here to help you explore all legal options available to you.
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Disclaimer: Virginia Beach Injury Law has worked hard throughout the years to become valued members of the local Virginia Beach business community. Our goal in writing these posts is to inform and educate Virginia residents about the dangers of driving and boating in hopes that everyone will use caution when operating any type of vehicle or watercraft and avoid being involved in a serious accident. This post should not be misconstrued as a solicitation for business. These posts are not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.