Motorists in Virginia and elsewhere rely on motor vehicles to get around. While they are convenient and widely used, motor vehicles present many risks. When driven unsafely, vehicles could become deadly on the roadways. Thus, when a motor vehicle accident occurs, it is often suspected that a driver was being negligent, was distracted or even under the influence of alcohol.
Throughout the year, inclement weather impacts the roadways in Virginia. When heavy rain fills the roads, drivers are expected to reduce their speeds so they can travel safely. Because hydroplaning is a risk, drivers should drive with caution. Failure to do so could result in a collision. This is what happened recently in Roanoke. According to reports, a head-on collision occurred in the morning hours on the 3900 block of Jae Valley Road.
Emergency crews reported to the scene, and preliminary investigation suggests that and SUV traveling in a southbound on Jae Valle Road hydroplaned and struck another SUV traveling northbound head on. It was reported that both drivers and a passenger in the first SUV suffered injuries. All injured parties were transported to the hospital for medical treatment. Investigation is still ongoing and charges are pending at this time.
Following any type of automobile collision, victims of the crash should take the time to explore their rights and options. This means considering what legal recourses might be available to them if a negligent driver is to blame for the crash. This could help with the recovery of compensation for losses and damages suffered.