Chesapeake, VA (November 12, 2020) – A vehicle collision on Saturday afternoon claimed one man’s life in the Chesapeake area. At approximately 3:35 p.m., on November 7, the Chesapeake Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on Hoover Avenue.

Reports show that 42-year-old Thomas Penny was riding a moped in the 1500 block of Hoover Avenue when he was struck by a 2005 Ford Taurus, which was traveling south and making a left turn onto Buckland Street.

The impact of the crash caused the rider to be thrown from his vehicle. Penny sustained fatal injuries as a result of the accident. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

Authorities later located the suspect, 21-year-old Iran Lucas. Lucas was arrested and charged for his actions. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Thomas Penny at this time.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Virginia

Chesapeake, VA - Thomas Penny Killed in Moped Crash on Hoover AveEvery year, hundreds of people lose their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Victims on mopeds, motorcycles, scooters, pedestrians, and those involved in accidents with semi-trucks are at a heightened risk of suffering catastrophic or fatal injuries in collisions. The unfortunate truth is that these victims are more vulnerable during collisions. 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. Although we would like to think that everyone is able to recover from their injuries, this is not always the case. Instead, families are forced to endure overwhelming pain and suffering after dealing with the unbearable and tragic loss of a loved one unexpectedly.

In many cases, families not only endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are left with tens of thousands of dollars in expenses related to medical treatment, property repairs, funeral costs, burial services, and more. Dealing with lost wages can also have a crippling impact on families. When victims sustain fatal injuries in accidents as a result of another driver’s actions, it is crucial that their families contact an aggressive and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in the Hampton area as soon as possible.

Working with a competent Virginia Beach attorney will ensure your family is able to move forward and recover after experience a loss resulting from the negligence of another driver. Virginia personal injury attorney Ron Kramer of Virginia Beach Law Firm has extensive experience helping grieving families get the justice they deserve after losing a loved one in a preventable collision. We provide proven and effective legal guidance to ensure our clients are able to protect their legal rights after enduring a tragic loss. Our team stops at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward. If you’ve lost a loved one in an auto 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.

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