Charges are pending after a weekend accident involving a skateboard and a vehicle. Police reported that a man was hit by a car while he was riding his skateboard in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Authorities reported that they have conducted a preliminary investigation and traffic was heading southbound when an individual skated onto the roadway and was struck by a vehicle that had the right of way. The individual on the skateboard was taken to a local hospital by medical personnel while the driver of the car cooperated with the investigation. Police reported that there are charges pending against the individual who was riding the skateboard.
Often we are quick to place blame on drivers in pedestrian accidents. However, pedestrians can also be at fault. Distracted, hurried or inattentive pedestrians can cause major accidents just as easily as a motorist. It is important to remember that after any accident you should call emergency personnel if anyone has sustained any injuries. Both pedestrians and motorist can be injured during these types of accidents. It is also important to contact a personal injury attorney if you are injured. An experienced attorney can help investigate your claims and determine if you have a liable case.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have decades of experience helping those who have been injured in accidents. Whether you suffer injuries as a pedestrian or in a pedestrian accident, our team understands that these injuries can be life altering. Contact us today if you or a loved one has suffered from injuries due to an accident. We provide a free no-obligation consultation at our downtown office in St. Louis and want to assist you in receiving the care and compensation you deserve.