Newport News, VA (November 9, 2021) – A 50-year-old Hampton man suffered serious injuries on Monday afternoon, November 8, when the moped he was riding was hit by a car at the intersection of Chestnut Avenue and 39th Street in the Newport News area.
Around 4:30 p.m., the driver of a 2010 Hyundai Elantra, identified only as a 40-year-old Hampton man, struck the man on the moped as he crossed the intersection.
Medics transported the man to an area medical center via ambulance after he sustained life-threatening injuries, Newport News police spokesman Officer Brandon Maynard said.
A witness told the police that the Elantra driver was making a left turn from 39th Street onto Chestnut when he collided with the moped, which was traveling straight on 39th Street.
Maynard said the accident is still under investigation and has not said whether there will be any charges filed against the driver of the Elantra.
The incident is still under investigation, and further details have not been provided.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family. 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 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 Newport News 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 Attorney in Newport News
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 Newport News 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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