April 23, 2012
As motorists, we do everything in our power to keep ourselves and others safe on the road. All too often though, it’s another person’s negligent behavior that causes crashes resulting in injury or death.
Take, for instance, the recent case of man who injured two others after driving erratically and being chased by police in Norfolk, Virginia. According to WAVY-TV 10 News, Norfolk police officers pulled over a Green Lexus sedan at Chesapeake Boulevard and Johnston Road after observing the driver make several unsafe maneuvers. As officers approached the vehicle, the driver slammed on the gas and sped away because he was driving without a valid license at the time. In the process, he hit and injured one of the officers.
The driver then hit a curb and collided with a Toyota stopped at a red light. The driver of the Lexus was not properly restrained at the time of the collision and was thrown approximately 30 feet after being ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where he remains in stable condition. He could face charges in connection with the incident pending the outcome of a full investigation.
Accidents such as these is why they Norfolk Auto Accident Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley encourage drivers to stay safe on Virginia’s highways by buckling up, obeying the posted speed limit of the road, and always driving defensively.