Virginia's Personal Injury Lawyers™ Serving All of Virginia & Northeast NC

Passenger Truck goes over Eastbound Ramp on Berkley Bridge

What an unfortunate traffic incident today. Imagen the horror the driver experienced going over the guardrail as he was driving eastbound I-264 near the Tidewater exit. The accident is Bridgestill being investigated, but the driver did survive landing on a bed of rocks under the bridge. He sustained two broken ribs and a punctured lung and is receiving medical care at Norfolk Sentara General Hospital.

If you have driven on the Berkley Bridge you know cars & trucks weaving in and out to merge onto St. Paul's Blvd and I-264 East are a problem on the Berkley Bridge. Based on a report generated by the Hampton Roads Planning Commissions, the westbound merge area is 2,200 feet, and 14,200vehicles per day (25%) must change lanes on the bridge heading west. The eastbound direction, where the accident occurred this morning (62%) must change lanes according to the Downtown Tunnel Traffic Management Plan to access their ramps. Westbound I-264 between Tidewater Drive and I-464 (which includes the Berkley Bridge) ranked ninth in a 2003 study, on the most hazardous interstate segment in Hampton Roads. On wet rainy days, please use caution as you travel across the Berkley Bridge.

Categories:

Get Connected

With Kalfus & Nachman

    • Please enter your name.
    • This isn't a valid phone number.
      Please enter your phone number.
    • This isn't a valid email address.
      Please enter your email address.
    • Please make a selection.
    • Please enter a message.
Put Us On Your Side