PEDESTRIAN DARE ON U.S. 13
ONLEY, VA. — One-third of the pedestrians that walked out in front of traffic on a dark unlit section of the north-south highway on Virginia’s Eastern Shore bought a ticket to heaven; one-third got an all-expense stay and flight to Norfolk; one-third got nothing and went home empty-handed.
This is the latest story of Pedestrian Bingo, often the result of intoxicated pedestrians walking directly into the path of traffic where motorists are unable to see them in their dark attire on a dark highway. The results of this story will be unveiled with the final report of the Virginia Medical Examiner’s toxicology test of the dead guy in this report, as well of the mangled survivor in a Norfolk hospital.
The old warning of not to play in traffic had deadly meaning on May 9, 2016, at approximately 9:15 P.M., when Virginia State Police troopers were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving three pedestrians.
This is the latest story of Pedestrian Bingo, often the result of intoxicated pedestrians walking directly into the path of traffic where motorists are unable to see them in their dark attire on a dark highway.
The collision occurred on northbound Lankford Hwy. (Rt. 13) just north of Courthouse Road, in Accomack County. Upon arriving at the scene it was determined by that one of the three pedestrians involved, was fatality struck by a 2016 Nissan Altima.
Police say that their reliminary investigation revealed that three male pedestrians were attempting to cross Route 13 in an area that was not lit or visible, when a 2016 Nissan Altima, traveling northbound on Route 13, struck two of the pedestrians.
One of the two pedestrians struck, Damarcus Johnson, died upon impact. The second pedestrian struck, Kentrell Savage, was flown to Norfolk General Hospital for his injuries.
Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya reported that the operator of the vehicle, Charles Gale, sustained minor injuries. Virginia State Police report that neither alcohol nor speed on the part of the motorist played a factor in the crash.