Showing posts with label accident fatality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label accident fatality. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Early Morning Accident Involving ATV Claims One Life

On July 3, at approximately 0112 hours, Virginia State Police Trooper B. Lewis was called to a two vehicle accident at 21000 Fairgrounds Road , in Onancock, that resulted in a fatality.

A 2004 Pontiac GTO, Driven by Larry Lee Ricketts II, 39 YOA of Hacksneck, VA, was traveling eastbound Route 126 when it came upon a 2002 Kawaski ATV , driven by Robert Brownlie, traveling in the eastbound lane. Mr. Ricketts swerved to avoid the ATV, lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road, overturned, and struck a tree.

Mr. Ricketts died on the scene. His passenger, Andrew Netherv, was seriously injured and flown to Norfolk General.

Robert Brownlie, 28 YOA, of Accomack was charged with operating an ATV on a highway, no taillights, and riding with no helmet.

Alcohol was not a factor.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Accident On Chesapeake Bay Bridge ~ Man Falls Overboard

SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after he was thrown from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge when his disabled car was rear-ended.

The Maryland Transportation Authority says the man was one of three people pulled from the water below the bridge in separate incidents on Monday.

Authority police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green says the 70-year-old man got out of his Honda Accord of the eastbound span. That's when a large truck hit the car, which knocked the man over the jersey wall and into the water about 50 feet below.

The man was pronounced dead at a local hospital and a passenger was treated for a medical emergency.

Rescuers were called out twice more Monday to pull people from the water below the bridge, including a man who jumped.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Accident On Eastern Shore Kills One

ACCOMACK, Va. - Police are investigating a deadly accident on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

The accident happened around 2:08 am on June 16 on Rt. 13 just south of Rt. 677.

Police say there was a head-on collision between a Subaru and a Toyota Tacoma.

Subaru passenger, John R. Lutz Jr. of Hazeltown, Pennyslvania died on the scene. He was 32 years old.

Subaru driver, Brooke Evans, is being charged with reckless driving.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Eastern Shore Man Identified

A 78-year-old Eastern Shore man died Tuesday morning after an accident in which he struck a tractor-trailer, then continued driving off the road and hit a Caterpillar grader, according to state police.

George Roberts Stevens Sr., of Belle Haven, was driving a 2002 Ford Ranger pickup truck on Route 13 in Accomack County, just north of Nelsonia, when the accident occurred at 7:27 a.m., said Sgt. Michelle Cotten of the Virginia State Police.

She said the Stevens ran into the back of the tractor-trailer, causing his airbag to deploy and filling the pickup truck's cabin with smoke. Stevens then drove around the tractor-trailer, went off the road for about 500 feet and slammed into a Caterpillar grader, according to police.

Cotten said investigators believe the impact with the Caterpillar caused Stevens' death. George Wharton, a passenger in the pickup truck, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.