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Fatal Virginia crash after cement truck fails to yield

Many drivers do it. They make a quick stop at a stop sign because they do not want to be stuck at an intersection for a long time. They see an opportunity to quickly travel through or make a turn, thus failing to yield to the vehicles that have the right of way. This might seem like a minor action, but when it is a large truck that fails to yield and it is an automobile traveling trough the intersection, the aftermath can be tragic.

This is what recently happened after an unfortunate crash in Virginia Beach. According to reports, the collision involved a cement truck and a Cadillac Seville at the 100 block of Oceana Boulevard. Police indicated that the 70-year-old female driving the Cadillac was traveling northbound on Oceana Boulevard when a cement truck pulled out into an intersection with a private access road.

The cement truck, while pulling out from the private access road, entered the intersection and made a left turn onto Oceana going southbound. This maneuver resulted in the Cadillac colliding with the driver's side of the cement truck.

A nearby police officer heard the crash and responded. After attempting emergency life-saving efforts, the emergency medical services took over. Unfortunately, the woman did not survive her injuries and died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the cement truck was issued a citation for the failure to yield to the right of way.

Following a tragic fatal truck accident, loved ones should note that they may have legal recourses. While these measures will not bring back their loved one, it could help hold a negligent driver accountable. A wrongful death suit could also help with the recovery of compensation, which could go towards the losses and damages caused by the crash.

Source: 13newsnow.com, "Woman killed in crash with cement mixer truck," Feb. 19, 2018

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