A Virginia Beach resident suffered a serious injury in a catastrophic and fatal car accident last Sunday. The single-car crash happened just prior to 2 a.m. in Prince George along Ruffin Road.
Driving defensively, following the speed limit and keeping your eyes on the road are three things that almost every Virginia resident tries to do while operating his or her motor vehicle. However, there are two other common sense pieces of advice that a lot of people fail to follow. If Virginia residents did these two things, hundreds, if not thousands, of motor vehicle accident injuries and deaths could be prevented each year.
Every motor vehicle accident case is different, but when it comes to injured victims seeking justice and restitution, they usually boil down to the question of negligence. Determining who was negligent in an accident might be easy to do on a gut instinct level, but it is also necessary to pinpoint the specific law or laws that the at-fault party or person violated.
When a Virginia resident pursues a claim in civil court regarding personal injuries suffered in a car accident, the most important cause of action in the complaint tends to be negligence. This does not mean that all car accident cases are the same, though. Indeed, the reality of the law and the infinite complexity of a potential car accident case is never that simple.
Automaker Volvo has teamed up with two other companies to develop a new safety technology that they hope will prevent bicycle versus car accidents. The technology involves helmets rigged with transmitters that will give Volvo drivers proximity alerts and 2-way communication to help cyclists and drivers avoid collisions. Volvo says that its team is the first to create this kind of technology, which connects cyclists and drivers through connected technology.
Even the tiniest of fender benders can send Virginia drivers and their passengers into a tailspin. It is stressful being in a car accident -- no matter how serious the accident is -- and this is why it is important that individuals are aware of what they should do to protect their rights following an accident.
Most Virginia drivers and motorcyclists do not even think about animals while driving, but animals can cause a fatal or injurious accident in a heartbeat. Wild animals like deer are especially dangerous because of their size and the fact that they are not typically fenced in. From July 2012 through June 2013, approximately 1.2 million motor vehicle crashes happened last year involving deer. Domestic animals like dogs, cats, cows, horses and pigs can also be extremely dangerous if they are allowed to roam free.
A tragic Saturday night motor vehicle accident has left one man dead in Hampton, Virginia. Another man was charged with DUI in the incident. Police arrived at the scene of the crash at approximately 10:42 p.m. to find the 53-year-old victim with catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, medics were unable to save him, and he was pronounced dead at the car accident scene. A city spokesperson indicated that the deceased driver had been employed by the Parks and Recreation Department in Special Events since the beginning of 2014.
A Virginia man faces DUI and manslaughter charges after being involved in a fatal accident with a sport utility vehicle. Allegedly, the man hit the sport utility vehicle with his car in Woodbridge, after running a red light on a recent Sunday morning.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has decided to change a policy, which formerly allowed VDOT vehicles to drive along a pedestrian pathway on the Berkley Bridge. The decision comes in the wake of a bicycle accident. A woman who was riding her bicycle to Downtown Norfolk on a recent Saturday was hit by a sport utility vehicle as she crossed the Berkley Bridge by way of a caged bike/pedestrian lane.