Virginia Beach, VA (June 14, 2021) – A pedestrian was left seriously injured following a crash on Saturday morning, June 12, in Virginia Beach.
Around 12:30 a.m., officers with the Virginia Beach Police Department picked up several calls about a man who was struck and seriously injured by a truck, whose driver left the scene. According to witnesses, the pedestrian was hit near the 2900 block of Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. Paramedics responded shortly after and found that the victim was suffering from serious injuries. He was rushed to an area medical center via ambulance for treatment, though his current condition is unknown.
Witnesses told VBPD officers that they saw the suspect driver standing nearby after a crowd had gathered in the street. After an investigation, police say that 20-year-old Reece Christian Sheppard was arrested and charged with maiming, DUI, and traveling with a minor in the vehicle while under the influence. Sheppard is being held in the Virginia Beach City Jail.
Further details have not been released, but the case remains under investigation by the VBPD Fatal Crash Team.
Our thoughts are with the injured man and his family at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Virginia
Pedestrian accidents throughout the state of Virginia claim the lives of more than 75 people each year. In many cases, victims are utilizing moped, electronic scooters, and other small methods of transportation at the time of their accidents. These victims are often more vulnerable to serious injuries due to the fact that they are completely exposed to the impact of other vehicles in crashes. Numerous others are left with injuries that often require medical treatment. 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.
There may be numerous treatment options available for accident victims, though none of them come with the promise of a full recovery. In fact, many victims are left with injuries that leave them permanently disabled. When victims are injured in accidents, as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that they reach out to a pedestrian accident attorney in Virginia Beach as soon as possible to explore legal options available to them. Many victims are able to file legal claims against at-fault drivers to obtain compensation to help alleviate the costs of both economic and non-economic damages they face moving forward.
Attorney Ron Kramer of Virginia Beach Law Firm has extensive experience helping accident victims maximize their recoveries after being harmed. Our Virginia personal injury attorneys strive to help victims obtain the maximum amount of compensation they need to cover the costs of:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Long-term care costs
- Loss of consortium
- Property damages
Our team stops at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward after being harmed in a car accident due to another person’s actions. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle or other type of pedestrian accident in the Virginia Beach area, contact our Virginia personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662 to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available for you. Meet with our team at www.VABeachLaw.com to see how we can help you recover from your accident.
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