Individuals and families rely on vehicles to get around. Because of this, motor vehicles of all sizes share the road on a daily and nightly basis. While it is possible for vehicles to safely share the roadways, if a motorist fails to uphold their duty to drive safely, this could result in a collision. Whether it is due to distractions, speeding or intoxication, a negligent driver is often to blame for a serious or even fatal automobile collision.
According to recent reports, a two-vehicle crash occurred in the Hampton Area. The crash occurred just before 8 p.m. near the intersection of Fox Hill Road and Page Drive. A Chevrolet Camaro and a Chevrolet Cobalt were involved, and Virginia law enforcement were able to determine that the Camaro was traveling northbound on Fox Hill Road and the Cobalt was traveling southbound on the same road at the time of the collision.
When emergency crews arrived to the scene, the 23-year-old male driver of the Camaro was pronounced dead. The female driver of the Cobalt was seriously injured, and the infant passenger in her vehicle also suffered serious injuries. Both were airlifted to the hospital, and it was reported that they both are suffering from life threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the crash and no causes have been speculated at this time. No charges have been filed in this matter at this time.
Determining the cause of a car accident is not always straightforward. It can take time to assess the available facts of the crash, making it challenging to ascertain how the crash occurred or who was at fault. Therefore, the investigation process can take some time. This should not cause victims and their loved ones to hold off on understanding their rights and options in this situation. A civil action could help one recover for the losses and damages suffered from the accident.
A personal injury action or wrongful death suit could benefit those injured in a car accident or the loved ones of a deceased victim. This civil action can help determine the cause of the crash and even uncover the evidence necessary to prove cause and liability. By proving cause and liability, those injured or even the surviving family members of a killed victim could recover compensation for the losses and damages suffered.