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Residents request help with dangerous Halifax County road

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Drivers in Virginia face many obstacles every day. Other motorists may be distracted, someone may not stop at a stop sign or maybe someone is driving too fast and loses control of their car. Many car accidents are caused because of a driver being distracted, speeding or driving under the influence. When these conditions combine with a dangerous road, it can be recipe for disaster.

Residents in Halifax County are asking the Halifax County Board of Supervisors to widen a section of road in their county. Buckshoal Road/State Route 601 has had four fatal accidents and many more nonfatal accidents in recent years. The residents have already acquired 400-500 signatures asking the county to widen the road and remove some of the curves. The Virginia Department of Transportation is currently conducting a study of the road and is looking into long and short-term solutions.

Of course, dangerous roads don't cause accidents all by themselves. Car accidents can happen anywhere, but when you combine a distracted driver with a dangerous road the results can be deadly. If a loved one is facing serious injuries because of a wreck, a personal injury attorney may be able to help. Many times they may be able to visit the accident scene, interview witnesses, analyze forensic evidence and determine what happened to cause the accident. They can hold negligent parties responsible for their actions. Compensation may in some cases be available for pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of wages and other monetary and non-monetary damages.

If someone has been injured or killed in a car accident because of a negligent driver it is important to hold that driver responsible for the tremendous pain caused to the family. Safe, careful driving is important in keeping everyone safe on the road.

Source: YourGV.com, "Deadly road raises worry among residents," Paula Bryant, Sept. 4, 2014

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