Norfolk, VA (May 20, 2022) – Officers from the Norfolk Police Department were called to investigate the cause of a two-vehicle crash that left one police officer and one civilian with injuries on Saturday, May 14th.
According to sources, the officer was heading westbound along Terminal Boulevard at about 11:20 a.m. when he collided with another vehicle that was traveling southbound through the intersection of Terminal Boulevard and Meredith Street.
At the time of the incident, the officer, who was responding to a commercial burglary alarm, was in a marked patrol car with its sirens and lights activated.
Both drivers were transported from the scene with injuries classified as non-critical.
This collision is under active review.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Vehicles Collisions in Virginia
According to statewide data, automobile accidents end the lives of more than one thousand people every year across Virginia. An additional 65,000 victims will sustain life-threatening injuries as a result of these crashes.
Vehicle collision victims could endure mental trauma and long-term health issues. To make matters worse, those who receive more severe injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, broken or fractured bones, damage to their spinal cord, and other catastrophic injuries are most likely going to require ongoing care.
Additionally, more than 90% of all motor vehicle accidents can be traced back to one of three causative factors: driving under the influence, driving while distracted, and speeding. Despite your best effort to be mindful of your safety and the safety of those around you, there are no assurances that other drivers will obey driving laws or act appropriately while they are at the wheel.
Fortuitously, for those injured in collisions that were not their fault, you could be eligible to collect financial compensation, and a personal injury attorney in Norfolk can help you do just that. A reputable lawyer can evaluate the legal options available to you. It is crucial that you speak with an attorney immediately after your crash to improve your chances of a monetary award that will cover your damages and ease your financial anxieties.
At the offices of Virginia Beach Injury Law, our practiced and knowledgeable legal team has assisted numerous victims and their families obtain the justice they want. Our Norfolk personal injury attorneys know first-hand the hardships with which injured victims are confronted. This is just one of the many reasons we are dedicated to going above and beyond the call of duty for the welfare of our clients.
In the event of a car accident that was caused by someone else’s carelessness, you need to take action fast. To learn more about your legal options, contact our Norfolk office at (757) 802-4662 now. Your case will be examined by our Norfolk auto accident lawyers as soon as possible.
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