Virginia Beach, VA (March 24, 2022) – Officers with the Virginia Beach Police Department released further details after a fatal pedestrian crash on Independence Boulevard closed all southbound lanes on Wednesday night, March 23.
The crash took place in the 400 block of the road, between Edwin Drive and Baxter Road, around 8:30 p.m. On Thursday morning, the VBPD confirmed that a 41-year-old woman, now identified as Dawn McClaren, was struck and killed by a vehicle in the area.
The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene to cooperate with authorities, and there are currently no pending charges. The investigation is still active at this time, however.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Dawn McClaren.
Fatal 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 driving mopeds, electronic scooters, and other similar 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. 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. Oftentimes, victims succumb to the injuries they sustained in a crash, leaving their grieving families to pick up the pieces.
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 in Virginia Beach 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, along with mental anguish
- Various property damages
Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Virginia Beach
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. And we believe that victims should never have to navigate the claims process alone. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Virginia Beach area, contact our Virginia Beach personal injury law firm at (757) 802-4662. Schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore legal options available for you.
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