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75-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle

A pedestrian was killed last Friday after a car struck him in Virginia Beach. The 75-year-old man was rushed to the hospital after the collision, but doctors were, unfortunately, unable to save him, and he later passed away from his injuries.

Emergency responders were first notified of the collision at approximately 3:01 p.m. The incident happened along Virginia Beach Boulevard at the 4100 block. At this time, there is no word that the vehicle driver has been charged with regard to the accident.

Police investigations of the accident scene required the closure of the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard and Kentucky Avenue for at least three hours. However, there has not been any word from witnesses regarding how the tragic accident may have occurred.

The untimely death of this man will no doubt send his fellow community members into feelings of grief and loss, but his family members and loved ones will suffer the most. They will also want answers as to how this incident may have occurred and what their legal rights are in terms of seeking financial damages relating to their loved one's loss.

In many Virginia Beach pedestrian accidents, state courts will favor toward the pedestrian when determining fault. Even if police did not issue a citation to the vehicle driver who fatally struck a pedestrian, further evidence could be revealed during the litigation of a pedestrian accident wrongful death case to reveal liability on the part of the driver. Indeed, drivers in Virginia do have an elevated legal responsibility to look out for pedestrians and prevent devastating collisions from happening.

Source: wavy.com, "Man dies after being hit by car in Virginia Beach," Emily Satchell, Nov. 11, 2016

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