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York Co., VA – Man Killed in Route 17 Crash near Washington Square Dr

York Co., VA – Man Killed in Route 17 Crash near Washington Square Dr

Blaszkow Legal, PLLC Jan. 31, 2024

York Co., VA (January 31, 2024) – The Virginia State Police out of York County confirmed that 60-year-old Leroy F. Chatham Jr. of Yorktown, Virginia, lost his life as a result of a fatal collision that occurred during the evening hours on Monday, January 29.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., authorities were notified that they were needed at the scene of a crash on Route 17. Preliminary investigations show that a Ford Expedition crashed into a bicyclist near the intersection of Washington Square Drive. The bicyclist, identified as Chatham, was rushed to Riverside Regional Medical Center for emergency treatment. Authorities confirmed that he passed away from the injuries he suffered. At this time, the police are investigating.

We offer our sympathies to the family of Leroy F. Chatham Jr.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Virginia

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1000 bicyclists are killed every year in the United States. Unfortunately, we see these accidents take place in Virginia far too often. The loss of a loved one due to a fatal collision can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Families often face significant emotional, mental, and financial consequences.

When motorists fail to offer their vehicles safely and with consideration for other motorists nearby, they can cause severe harm that ultimately take the lives of innocent people. Unfortunately, these accidents can have an overwhelming impact on families, who are forced to deal with overwhelming consequences that they bring.

Dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one in a fatal accident is an incredibly difficult and emotional experience. However, it's important to remember that you have legal options and rights that you can pursue during this challenging time. Working with an experienced Virginia wrongful death lawyer can alleviate some of the burdens and stress as they guide you through filing a claim against those responsible for your loved one's death. You deserve justice and closure, so don't hesitate to reach out for help during this difficult time.

At Blaszkow Legal, PLLC, we understand the pain and suffering that comes with this loss, and our team is here to support you in seeking justice. With our extensive knowledge of personal injury law and dedication to fighting for fair compensation, we are ready to hold those responsible accountable. Please reach out to our dedicated legal team by calling 703-879-5910 to schedule a free consultation. We will do everything in our power to fight for what is right for you and your family during this difficult time. You are not alone during this difficult time. You can depend on our team to stand by your side as we seek justice together.

Note: When creating these blog posts, our team of writers utilizes external sources, including local and state news sources, social media platforms, police accident incident reports, state police accident reports, and at times, eyewitness accounts. Please contact us immediately if you discover any incorrect information so that we can update the post with the most current, accurate information available.

Disclaimer: This post is not a business solicitation, and none of the information provided in this blog post should be interpreted as medical or legal advice. If you have been injured in an accident, seek immediate medical attention and contact an attorney immediately. This post's featured image was not captured at the actual accident scene.