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Richmond Police Looking For Hit-and-Run Driver

March 21, 2012 Leave a comment

From WTVR.com: A 44-year-old man was hit by a car while crossing Hull and 12th Street and now Richmond police are on the lookout for the driver.

According to witnesses, the driver did stop and walk back to see if the man was ok. However, the driver left the scene before police could arrive at the scene. The man who was hit suffered a broken arm and fractured ribs from the accident. Someone who witnessed the accident told the man who was hit that he needed to go to the hospital, but the man refused any help.

A Richmond police spokesperson said that in this type of situation, the driver could be charged with a felony hit-and-run because he/she did leave before the police arrived.

According to Virginia code § 46.2-894:

“The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident in which a person is killed or injured or in which an attended vehicle or other attended property is damaged shall immediately stop as close to the scene of the accident as possible without obstructing traffic, as provided in § 46.2-888, and report his name, address, driver’s license number, and vehicle registration number forthwith to the State Police or local law-enforcement agency…”

If anyone has any information about this hit-and-run accident, contact Richmond Police Sgt. John Bowman at (804) 646-1369 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

If you’ve been injured in any type of car accident, contact a Richmond lawyer who specializes in car accidents and personal injury cases. The O’Bryan law firm is available at 800-372-4099.

Don’t Be a Victim of a Road Rage Accident | Richmond Personal Injury Lawyer

January 5, 2012 1 comment

From WTVR.com, Richmond VA: An update regarding the story of the road rage crash suspect. Christopher Sessoms and Charity Dees were scheduled to appear in court for a deadly crash that left Christopher Lee Fisher dead. The crash, which happened last September, was allegedly due to road rage and caused Fisher’s car to crash into a concrete wall. The suspects have been charged with felony hit and run.

There are millions of car accidents in the U.S. each year, and we can probably assume that many of them are due to road rage and aggressive driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 66 percent of all annual traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving actions. What people don’t know is that just like guns, cars can be used as weapons as well, causing harm and death to other people.

The best thing you can do to avoid getting into an accident with a “road rager” is to not feed into the other person’s anger. Don’t react to their honking, finger flipping, or aggressive driving. Just back off and calm down. In the end, it’s just not worth it. You don’t want the same thing that happened to Christopher Lee Fisher to happen to you. If you really feel the need to do something, you can visit sites like RoadRagers.com and file a report.

If you have been a victim of a road rage accident in Virginia, make sure to hire an experienced Virginia car accident attorney.

Deadly crash on I-95 in Hanover | Richmond, VA accident lawyer

August 3, 2010 1 comment

UPDATE: Charges filed in deadly crash on I-95 in Hanover.

An accident on Interstate 95 in Hanover County near Kings Dominion resulted in the deaths of two men. The wreck happened in a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero driven by Teresa Bridges. Apparently Bridges ran off the road, overcorrected and then hit a tree.

The two back passengers were flown to VCU Medical Center and later died.  The driver and front passenger were both taken by ambulance to VCU Medical Center with serious injuries.

Bridges was charged with reckless driving, which seems in my opinion to be adding insult to injury. I’m sure she feels horrible about the incident that killed two of her relatives and doesn’t really need to be further punished.

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Woman, Dog Hit by Car While Walking | Richmond VA accident injury lawyer

January 13, 2010 1 comment

Woman, Dog Hit by Car While Walking on W&OD Trail : Falls Church Times.

An interesting article regarding a pedestrian and her dog that was hurt when a car hit them in Northern Virginia. The pedestrian was walking the Washington & Old Dominion Trail and was hit while using the crosswalk to cross the street.

There are apparently some confusing and misleading signs along the trail that lead many drivers to think they have the right-of-way in the crosswalk. This is not true. According to Virginia law, pedestrians always have the right-of-way in a crosswalk unless there are pedestrian control signals that indicate otherwise. Meaning that a pedestrian doesn’t have the right-of-way if he has a “Don’t Walk” signal displayed.

The Virginia Laws Pertaining to Pedestrians are available at bikewalkvirginia.org

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