Settlement with survivors of woman who died after crash involving city EMS officer near Lynnhaven Mall

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – The city reached a settlement in December with the family of a woman  who died after a collision near Lynnhaven Mall involving an emergency medical services brigade chief who was driving his city vehicle and talking… Continue Reading


Estate of woman killed in crash with EMS officer seeks $5 million in suit; Virginia Beach response claims sovereign immunity

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE — The family of Doris V. Baxter, an 88-year-old woman who in March died following an automobile accident with an emergency medical services officer who was driving a city vehicle, has filed a civil lawsuit against the… Continue Reading


EMS brigade chief reaches plea agreement in deadly crash

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS COURTHOUSE – A city emergency medical services officer who was accused of reckless driving in connection with a crash that killed an 88-year-old woman near Lynnhaven Mall in March reached a plea agreement in the case this… Continue Reading


Beach EMS officer charged in fatal crash after investigation into possible distracted driving

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE COURTHOUSE – A grand jury on Monday indicted a Virginia Beach emergency medical services officer on a count of reckless driving in connection to a crash that killed a woman near Lynnhaven Mall last month, according to… Continue Reading