On May 8, 2010, at the intersection of 68th Street and Atlantic Avenue, a 13 year old boy was struck by a vehicle and injured, reported by the Virginian-Pilot, available here, courtesy of Hamptonroads.com.

The accident occurred before 11 a.m., according to one detective and police spokesman.  Fortunately, the injuries sustained by the young man were not life threatening, but did require medical treatment.  He was promptly taken to the hospital, where his injuries were said to be minor.

The driver was not charged, and police have said that he/she did not flee the scene; rather they stopped to presumptively assist the injured boy.

You can view a full-size image of the scene where paramedics were treating the boy here, and a Google map of the location of the accident here, provided on the HamptonRoads site.

The Oceanfront will be seeing an increase of tourists and general foot-traffic as May has arrived and June is just around the corner.  Crossing the street in designated locations is a safety key for pedestrians; drivers should pay attention too – especially where businesses and restaurants line the streets.

 
 

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