Suffolk, VA (November 20, 2020) – One man was hospitalized following a motor vehicle accident on Friday morning in the Suffolk area. Just after 5 a.m., on November 20, the Suffolk Police assisted the Suffolk Fire & Rescue at the scene of a crash on Liberty Street.
Reports show that a man was driving across the tracks on Liberty Street when his vehicle was struck by a southbound Norfolk Sothern train.
The impact of the crash caused severe damage to the vehicle. However, the train was able to continue for a short distance without derailing.
The driver of the vehicle was seriously injured. He was transported to a local hospital immediately following the crash. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the man injured in this accident. We hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Virginia
Each year, more than 800 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Virginia. Another 65,000 are injured. When people are injured in auto accidents, they often face drastic limitations on their ability to perform various tasks. Although motor vehicle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, the majority of fatal crashes in our state fall under one of three causes, including:
- Speeding: Speed is a factor in over 37.7% of fatal accidents across our state
- Alcohol use: Over 29.4% of fatal crashes in Virginia involve at least one drunk driver
- Not using a seatbelt: People who do not wear seatbelts account for 52% of fatal crashes throughout our state
There are several things you can do to protect yourself while entering the roads. However, there is no way to guarantee that others will act responsibly. As a result, tens of thousands of people are left with debilitating injuries that cause overwhelming pain and suffer. To add to the struggles and frustration, many victims require medical treatment, hospitalization, and therapy for their injuries that costs tens of thousands of dollars. Accidents involving semi-trucks, in particular, are more likely to result in life-altering injuries for victims. In many cases, victims are left with brain injuries, spinal cord damages, and broken bones. 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. When victims are harmed in accidents, due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that they reach out to a truck accident attorney in Virginia as soon as possible.
Attorney Ron Kramer, II, at Virginia Beach Injury Law has extensive experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after being injured in accidents. Our personal injury attorneys in Virginia understand the challenges accident victims face, which is what drives us to provide the most competent and effective legal representation to ensure our clients are able to get the justice they deserve. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Contact our personal injury law firm in Hampton Roads at (757) 802-4662. Schedule a free consultation with our team at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available for you.
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