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July 2014 Archives

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Motorcycle rider seriously injured in Virginia crash

During the summer, more motorcycle enthusiasts are on the roadways due to the warmer temperatures. Virginia drivers need to use extra caution in order to avoid becoming involved in a collision with a motorcycle -- especially when stopping, changing lanes and turning, since it can be more difficult to see a motorcycle or other two-wheeled vehicle. A rider faces a greater risk of being seriously or fatally injured than those in vehicles with four or more wheels.

Virginia child injured in collision between bicycle, pickup

When pulling out of a parking lot or driveway, most Virginia drivers assess the flow of traffic in order to determine when they can safely pull out onto the road. However, it is more than the motor vehicle traffic that drivers need to pay attention to in this situation. Pedestrians and bicycle riders are likely to be present in these areas, and drivers owe a duty of reasonable care with respect to them as well.

Out-of-control vehicle crashes into Virginia campsite, 1 dead

People go camping in order to commune with nature and forget about the trappings of our technologically enhanced world. The last thing many people would expect during a camping trip is a car accident. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened recently at a Virginia campground when an out-of-control vehicle careened through a campsite and into Pound River.

Virginia tractor-trailer crash kills 1, injures 2

Virginia drivers assume certain risks on the state's roadways, but many people do not feel the need to be looking for potential dangers while sitting at a traffic light. In fact, a vehicle can be more vulnerable while stopped at an intersection because they often have nowhere to go if something happens. This was the case in a recent tractor-trailer crash on U.S. 29.

Virginia drunk driver gets prison time for deadly accident

The news media alone provides plenty of examples of drunk driving accidents and the devastation they cause. Even so, some people continue to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking. One drunk driver in Virginia was recently sentenced in connection with the death of another driver last year.