Alcohol Was a Possible Factor in Fatal Battlefield Boulevard Wreck in Chesapeake

Alcohol has been flagged as a possible factor in a wreck that claimed the life of a woman in Chesapeake on Thursday night.

Police responded to a crash on the 3700 block of S. Battlefield Blvd. at about 8.30 p.m.

Few details were released about the crash but police said it was a head-on collision. A southbound vehicle hit a vehicle traveling northbound head-on. The victim was later identified as  Christine Creighton from Currituck County, NC.

The driver of the northbound vehicle died at the scene. A man who was driving the other car was transported to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries was not clear from reports.

WAVY.com reported the police said alcohol could have been a factor in the crash. My thoughts are with the family of the woman who died and the man who was injured.

We have seen a series of deadly head on injuries in Hampton Road and North Carolina in recent weeks.

Thursday night’s wreck was the second this week in Chesapeake. A cyclist was killed in a wreck on Tuesday on Military Highway.

Battlefield Boulevard is a fast-moving and busy highway. There are a lot of intersections and places where a driver who is inattentive or under the influence of alcohol can drift across a center line and hit another car.

Drunk driving remains a serious problem in Hampton Roads and Virginia. Last year, 247 lives were lost in Virginia due to drunk driving. Alcohol is a factor in almost a third of all fatal crashes in Virginia and DUI crashes caused almost 5,000 injuries last year.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you have grounds to make a claim against the insurance company of that driver.

Virginia allows victims of DUI drivers to recover punitive damages under special circumstances. If the drunk driver refused to take a BAC test, or had a BAC of .15% or more, these additional damages can be factored into your case to punish the driver for his or her willfully reckless actions.

If you have been hurt by a drunk driver or if you have lost a loved one, please contact our Virginia DUI injury lawyers for a free consultation at (757) 455-0077.

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