Newport News, VA (August 12, 2020) – A three-vehicle accident took the life of one 74-year-old woman this past Saturday evening on Interstate 664 in Newport News.
The collision took place at approximately 10:00 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, August 8 in the northbound lanes of Interstate 664 just south of Terminal Avenue.
The crash report completed by police revealed that the driver of a 2017 BMW was headed north in the left lane of I-664 when her car ran out of gas. She came to a full stop partially in the left lane, partially on the shoulder of the interstate.
The driver, who remains unidentified at this time, put her hazard lights on and exited the vehicle, leaving her 74-year-old female passenger inside. Her passenger has been identified as 74-year-old Ava J. Newton of Hampton.
As the driver was attempting to wave other drivers down in an effort to ask them to slow their speed while passing, a vehicle exited a nearby tunnel and collided with the BMW’s rear-end.
The force of the collision pushed the BMW into the jersey wall and then into oncoming traffic, where it was struck again by another passing vehicle.
According to local authorities, Newton was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision.
The other drivers involved suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at the scene of the crash.
The investigation into the circumstances of the collision remains ongoing at the current time.
No further details have been released.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family or families of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them and everyone that was affected by this tragedy. There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided.
Our local Virginia wrongful death attorney is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions surrounding the fatal accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 right now to be connected with our Virginia wrongful death lawyer who will provide you with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and will ensure that your legal rights are protected and asserted. Call us today.
Virginia Auto Accidents
On average, the state of Virginia sees approximately 125,000 auto accidents take place per year. Of those accidents, nearly 50% are caused by driver negligence, including intoxication, speeding, and distraction. In 2016, there were approximately 23,398 speed-related auto accidents that took place in Virginia. Another 26,123 were caused by driver distraction.
According to a recent statistical study completed by the Virginia Highway Safety office, a Virginia auto accident occurs approximately once every four minutes. There are approximately 2.3 lives taken daily due to these accidents, and about 179 people who sustain injuries daily. One Virginia driver out of approximately 25 will be involved in an accident in their lifetime.
Local Accident Reports was created as a resource for accident victims and their families throughout the United States who have sustained injuries or lost a loved one in an accident. We provide invaluable resources and information for anyone who has been injured or is grieving the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one that occurred as a result of an accident. To obtain a free police accident report, contact our wrongful death lawyer in Virginia today.
When we lose a loved one in a careless, reckless, or negligent accident that could have been prevented, it may feel like no amount of compensation could make us feel complete again. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties can ensure that you are able to cope with the loss of your family.
If you recently lost a loved one in a preventable accident, call to speak with our Virginia wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights and get justice for your deceased family member. If you believe your loved one’s fatal accident was caused by another driver’s careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another, you need legal guidance. We can help you. To speak to our Virginia wrongful death lawyer today call 1-888-657-1460 today.
Note: These posts are created solely for the use of Local Accident Reports. We have not verified the information in these posts as the information is gathered from secondary sources. If you have personal knowledge that the information contained in these posts is inaccurate, please contact Local Accident Reports immediately so we can make the necessary corrections or remove the story.
Disclaimer: We are providing this information to the general public as a resource to use in the event you or a family member are injured in a similar incident. Every effort is put forth to honor the victims of accidents, and hope the information presented helps others avoid the same type of accidents in the future. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene. Please contact Local Accident Reports at (888) 657-1460 to be connected with an attorney in your area who will answer any legal questions you may have.