A woman was enjoying the Virginia Beach Oceanfront from the vantage point of her beach chair when she was struck by a pickup truck last Thursday. According to authorities, she suffered significant injuries in the incident.
Virginia Beach Police say that the woman was on the sand in a beach chair when a pickup truck came out of nowhere and hit her. Authorities arrived to tend to the accident scene at about 10:48 a.m. The woman was later taken to the hospital to receive medical care.
Investigators say that a contractor was driving the pickup truck at the time of the collision. The contractor works with multiple event organizers at the beach property. The contractor was operating his vehicle close to the sea wall while collecting equipment used during a weekend event. He was trying to turn his vehicle around immediately before striking the woman.
Police have not indicated that they suspect alcohol played a role in this accident, or if any other legal violations may have occurred. Since the woman who was hurt in the crash was not driving a vehicle herself, it’s possible that liability could fall on the driver of the truck.
Beachgoers and pedestrians who have been struck by vehicles while enjoying Virginia Beach may have viable claims to pursue financial restitution and justice relating to their injuries. Depending on the facts and evidence surrounding such a crash and injuries, victims may be able to pursue money as compensation for the cost of their medical care, time spent unable to work, temporary and permanent disabilities and more.
Source: wtkr.com, “Woman on beach hit by truck at Virginia Beach Oceanfront,” Becca Mitchell, Sep. 07, 2017