Jennifer Gwaltney 757-925-2583
June 16, 2014
BERKLEY BRIDGE ACCIDENT UNDER INVESTIGATION
NORFOLK –The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is investigating the traffic incident that occurred on the Berkley Bridge pedestrian access pathway, Saturday, June 14, involving a motorist and a bicyclist.
The accident occurred when a bridge tender was en route for a shift change. The pathway is used by employees for this purpose and signs are posted in both directions advising caution and to be aware of vehicles using the pathway.
VDOT is working with its contractor to determine the factors involved in the incident and to ensure that proper policy and procedures were followed. The driver of the vehicle has been placed on administrative leave.
Based on the outcome of the investigation, necessary steps will be implemented to enhance safe and secure pedestrian and bicyclist access at the Berkley Bridge.
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