Portsmouth, VA (December 19, 2020) – A vehicle accident reported on Friday morning in the Portsmouth area claimed one man’s life. At around 11:30 a.m., on December 18, authorities were called to assist at the site of a vehicle collision on George Washington Highway.

Reports from the police in Portsmouth show that 78-year-old Jerry Tibbitt was walking near the intersection of George Washington Highway and Victory Boulevard when he was fatally struck by a bus.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene due to the extent of his injuries. At this time, the police in Portsmouth are investigating the crash. No other injuries were reported in this accident.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jerry Tibbitt. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Virginia

Portsmouth, VA – Jerry Tibbitt Killed in Pedestrian Crash on George Washington HighwayBeing injured in a vehicle accident can have a life-altering impact on a victim. In many cases, these accidents result in severe injuries. Although we often think about accidents involving two or more vehicles, there are many accidents that involve people who are not in vehicles. Every year, thousands of pedestrians are injured when struck by motor vehicles throughout the United States. Here in Virginia, numerous people are hospitalized with life-altering injuries as a result of accidents. In many cases, vulnerable pedestrians sustain brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones, all of which require extensive medical treatment. Not only do victims endure painful injuries that prevent them from engaging in various activities, but they often face tens of thousands of dollars in medical treatment for their injuries while being forced out of work to recover.

Although there are numerous treatment options available for accident victims, none of them come with the promise of a full recovery. In fact, many victims end up losing their lives as a result of these unimaginable accidents. In some cases, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Virginia to obtain compensation to help cover the financial burdens they face moving forward.

Attorney Ron Kramer of Virginia Beach Law Firm has extensive experience helping families of victims maximize their recoveries after losing loved ones due to the negligence of others. Our Virginia personal injury attorneys strive to help grieving families obtain the maximum amount of compensation they need to cover the costs of funeral services, lost wages, burial costs, and more. Our team stops at nothing to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward after losing a loved one in a car accident due to another person’s actions. 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 after a tragic and unexpected loss.

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