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September 2014 Archives

Fatal car crash claims life of woman hit by tractor-trailer

Drivers in Virginia must always be on alert for the possibility of an accident. Most drivers are cautious and pay strict attention to their surroundings, but there is constantly a danger of a mishap occurring and leading to a fatal accident. Nothing can prepare a family for the loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash. In addition to the emotional shock, there are many other issues that must be dealt with in the event of a wrongful death.

Hit and run accidents are increasing across the nation

For people in Virginia and across the country, there are always risks when heading out on the road or simply leaving one's home. One of the last things that anyone expects to happen is to be in a car accident. To make matters worse when there is a crash is if there is a hit and run. Unfortunately, the number of hit and run accidents that are occurring is rising and many of these are ending in fatalities.

Texting and driving is illegal in Virginia, but hard to stop

While in Virginia it's well-known that texting and driving is a dangerous activity that can lead to a car accident and injuries, people still choose to do it under the impression that a sending or reading just one text will not cause them to crash. Often, there's a misplaced belief in certain drivers that as long as they're driving below a certain speed, wearing their safety belts and taking quick glances at the road, there's no harm in sending a quick message to a friend. There, however, is potential harm in this practice and it is now illegal under state law.

Three killed in crash involving alleged drunk driver in Virginia

While most drivers in Roanoke City adhere to the rules of the road and operate their vehicles safely, there is always the danger of a reckless driver, a negligent driver or a drunk driver causing an auto accident. Car accidents can have deadly consequences as well as lead to long-term legal problems for the person who is deemed to have been intoxicated in a drunk driving accident. Holiday weekends are times that are especially rife with the potential for such crashes.

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