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Car accident critically injures 2 teenage girls

A man from Lynchburg has wants to know what happened in the car crash that led to his niece and daughter suffering critical injuries. The incident happened at approximately 3:00 a.m., last Sunday morning in Lynchburg.

An 18-year-old man was driving the car. The injured girls, an 18-year-old and a 14-year-old were riding in the vehicle as passengers. According to police, the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle, drove off the road and then hit an embankment and a tree. The girls suffered life-threatening injuries.

While the two girls struggle to recover from the accident, friends have been sending loving thoughts and support to help them and their family makes it through the tragedy. Meanwhile, the uncle and father to the girls is trying to figure out what happened the night of the crash.

The driver of the vehicle suffered only non-life threatening wounds. He was charged with auto theft and transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail following the crash. At this point, authorities do not know if alcohol played a factor in the crash, but last March, the same driver was charged with DWI and minor alcohol possession -- charges that were subsequently dropped. The driver could still face more charges in this case depending on the results of police investigations.

When an unlawful or negligent Virginia driver causes injury to his or her passengers, the driver may be liable for financial damages related to those injuries in court. Virginia residents who believe that they or their family member have been harmed by another person's negligence may want to review the facts of their cases closely to evaluate whether or not a viable personal injury claim for damages can be made.

Source: wset.com, "Lynchburg Man Wants Answers After Crash Leaves Daughter & Niece in Critical Condition," Mona Abdi, Oct. 20, 2015

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