This time of year, Virginia's roads are filled with people traveling for holiday get-togethers. As people travel across the state and country, they need to know that they will be safe. While drivers can do everything in their power to keep themselves and their passengers safe, they cannot control the actions of others around them. Drivers in Virginia are oftentimes at the mercy of everyone else on the roadways.
Sadly, some drivers fail to take their responsibility behind the wheel seriously. These drivers act negligently by texting and driving, drinking and driving or failing to follow basic traffic rules. These negligent drivers can easily cause serious and deadly car accidents.
Recently, two people were injured and one person was killed in a Virginia car accident. According to reports, the crash occurred around noon on Virginia 611, just west of Virginia 609. A driver in a 1994 Chevrolet Silverado was reportedly driving east on Virginia 611. Reports claimed that the driver was moving at a high rate of speed when the driver crossed into the other lane.
A head-on collision occurred when the driver hit a 2005 Ford Ranger traveling west. In the serious car accident, the 21-year-old driver of the Silverado died. Additionally, the 22-year-old passenger in the Silverado was injured. That person was taken to a local hospital. The 65-year-old driver of the Ford Ranger was seriously injured in the accident. This driver had to be flown to a hospital in Roanoke for treatment.
Victims of serious and fatal car accidents have to deal with quite a few issues following the accident. Not only are they trying to recover physically, but they can face significant financial changes. If a negligent driver causes the accident, accident victims and their families may be able to collect compensation from the negligent driver. While this compensation cannot take away the emotional effects of the accident, it can help to alleviate the financial burdens created by the person's serious injuries.
Source: The Roanoke Times, "Covington man dies after Craig County crash," Tiffany Holland, Nov. 29, 2015