Portsmouth, VA (July 15, 2021) – First responders were on the scene of a two-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Frederick Boulevard and Turnpike Road in Portsmouth on Wednesday night, July 14.
Per reports from Portsmouth dispatchers, the crash was reported just before 10:00 p.m. at the Frederick and Turnpike intersection. EMS units and officers with the Portsmouth Police Department responded to the incident shortly after it occurred, and authorities said that at least six people sustained injuries. Two minors and four adults were transported to area hospitals by ambulance, though their current conditions are unknown.
It’s unclear why the two vehicles collided, but police were at the scene for several hours to collect evidence and piece together the events leading up to the wreck.
The investigation is ongoing, and further details have not been released.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Serious Car Accidents in Hampton Roads, Virginia
Authorities say that almost 200 people are injured in vehicle accidents across the Commonwealth of Virginia. These accidents often leave victims severely injured and force them into area hospitals. In many cases, victims are left with brain injuries, spinal cord damages, and broken bones, particularly after a rollover wreck or head-on collision. Not only do victims endure painful injuries that prevent them from engaging in various activities, but they often face tens of thousands of dollars in medical treatment for their injuries while being forced out of work to recover. Victims often require extensive and expensive medical treatment to help them recover from their injuries.
The unfortunate truth is that there is no guarantee that victims will fully recover from their injuries. As a result, thousands of people are left permanently disabled due to the extent of their injuries. Although many drivers take action to avoid harming others, there is no way to control the actions of others. In fact, more than 80% of collisions in our state are a result of a negligent or reckless driver. Many accidents in our state are caused by drivers who are texting while operating their vehicles, engaging with others in the car, changing the radio, driving impaired, and acting negligently and recklessly.
When victims are harmed in accidents, due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that they reach out to a car accident attorney in Virginia as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward after being harmed in an accident.
At Virginia Beach Injury Law, our legal team is well-versed in personal injury laws throughout the state of Virginia. Our law firm has extensive experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after being injured in accidents. Our personal injury lawyers in Virginia understand what you’re going through and are dedicated to helping you after you’ve suffered in a crash that’s occurred through no fault of your own.
We are committed to ensuring accident victims recover from their accidents and maximize their fair compensation. If you sustained injuries in a serious accident due to the actions of another motorist, it is imperative that you protect your legal rights and get the justice you deserve. Please contact our personal injury law firm in Hampton Roads at (757) 802-4662 to see how we can help you. Schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available for you.
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