A fatal Virginia Beach car crash lead to the death of one man last Monday. Two others were hospitalized. The collision only involved one vehicle and it happened at approximately 1:15 a.m. along Shore Drive, close to the First Landing State Park campgrounds.
Virginia Beach Police say that the vehicle was traveling westbound when the driver lost control. The car hit a sign before crashing into a tree. The three men inside the vehicle were rushed to the hospital, but doctors were not able to save one of them. All of the victims were in their late teens or early 20s.
A motorcyclist who was in the vicinity of the crash rushed to the scene and turned on his lights to notify passing vehicles to go around the wreckage. Some campers from First Landing State Park said that one man tended to one of the victims who was trapped inside the car by telling him to stay calm and not move. Another camper, who was staying in a tent on the other side of the fence from the crash, said that the vehicle could have smashed right into their tent if it weren’t for the tree being there.
Police have not identified the man who passed away from his injuries. Nor have authorities indicated what charges they will file against the driver of the vehicle.
No doubt authorities are trying to pin down the details of this tragic crash as best they can to ensure that whoever is responsible is held fully accountable for the crash in criminal court. Furthermore, the details from criminal court proceedings may be important if any of the survivors — or family members of the person who died — choose to pursue a personal injury or wrongful death action against the party who was at fault for the collision.
Source: wavy.com, “1 dead 2 hospitalized following crash on Shore Dr. in Va. Beach,” Kevin Green and Lex Gray, June 27, 2016