Sometimes Virginia Beach residents get injured or killed in an auto collision and there's nothing they could have done to avoid it. This was the case in a fatal collision that happened on a recent Friday evening in Sterling. The crash left one man dead after a car drove into the parked vehicle he was sitting in.
A drunk driver struck and injured two people on bicycles last spring. She recently pleaded guilty in court regarding the incident. The 38-year-old woman pleaded guilty to charges of DUI causing permanent injuries. As a result of the plea, prosecutors will seek a maximum prison term that won't exceed five years. The court will sentence her on March 7, 2018.
Many Americans know someone who was injured or killed in a drunk driving accident. Maybe it was you, or a loved one, or a family friend who got hurt. You might also know someone who was arrested and charged with a DUI. The fact is, drunk driving is a serious problem that persists in our country and there doesn't seem to be an end to it.
A 31-year-old man appeared in court late last month to face drunk driving charges related to the car accident death of an 18-year-old woman. The man was traveling eastbound when he lost control of his vehicle, it crossed the centerline and he crashed head-on into the young woman's sport utility vehicle.
Following any kind of injurious car accident, police will strive to assign fault to one of the drivers. If one of the drivers is deemed to be intoxicated, then authorities will most likely fault that individual. In turn, the intoxicated driver will probably also be liable for injuries and other financial damages stemming from the incident.
Every night -- especially after 11 p.m. -- there are intoxicated drivers on the road. Most West Virginia residents don't have to drive this late, but many of us do. Perhaps you're heading home from work after the late shift, or you're making a midnight run to the 24-hour drug store. It's possible you could encounter an inebriated driver and get into an accident.
A single-vehicle crash happened in Loudoun County, Virginia, last week and it resulted in the death of one woman. The tragic incident was caused -- according to authorities -- by a 26-year-old man who was allegedly driving under the influence, and driving with a suspended license. In addition to the fatally injured woman, two other passengers suffered nonfatal injuries in the crash.
Everyone knows that driving is dangerous, even if we don't think about those dangers on a daily basis. However, what most Americans don't realize is the fact that the United States has more car accident deaths each year than comparable high-income nations. Even though the United States has seen a dramatic decrease in car accident related deaths over the last 13 years, it hasn't declined as much as other countries.
New Year's Eve is a holiday to be enjoyed with family and friends. It's the last night of the year, when we can celebrate all the good times we had and bring home good thoughts toward the year to come. However, all the celebrations can be quickly destroyed by an unplanned-for car accident. For this reason, drivers in Virginia Beach are being encouraged to drink responsibly and don't get behind the wheel if you have any alcohol in your system.
As we approach the December holidays, the roads will be packed with travelers visiting family and with partiers who have likely been drinking -- most of who will not be paying as much attention to the road as they should be. Out of all the holiday driving dangers, by far drunk driving is the worst of them and -- as a society -- we need to do everything we can to prevent it.