Drunk Driving Charge After Two Are Injured on Buckner Boulevard in Virginia Beach
Drunk driving appears to have been a factor in a wreck that injured two people in Virginia Beach over the weekend.
I wrote about how two drivers had to be cut out of their vehicles after the Thanksgiving weekend crash on Buckner Blvd. in Virginia Beach.
The accident occurred in the 3300 block of Buckner Blvd. at around 9:39 p.m. on Sunday, according to Virginia Beach police. A report on Southside Daily stated the driver of an SUV was heading east on Buckner Boulevard when it crossed a double yellow line and hit an oncoming vehicle head-on.
The report stated a 26-year-old driver of the SUV was later arrested and charged with DUI 1st offense and DUI maiming.
Both drivers were cut out of their cars by the Virginia Beach Fire Department. The second driver is still hospitalized.
I was very concerned to read about this crash. Over the holiday period, we are highlighting the dangers of intoxicated driving, a problem that typically spikes at this time of the year.
At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we represent people who have been injured by drunk drivers or the families of those who lose their lives because of an intoxicated driver. We never represent drunk drivers.
Virginia Beach is the largest city in the Commonwealth. If often posts the highest number of drunk driving wrecks in Virginia.
In 2015, 502 drunk driving crashes in Virginia Beach led to the deaths of 8 people and injured 158 people.
Although the number of drunk driving-related deaths and accidents has fallen over the last two decades across the country, we still see far too many wrecks in Hampton Roads that have been caused by impaired driving.
Every 30 seconds a DUI crash claims the life of someone in America. You can read more shocking drunk driving facts on our infographic here.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you will likely to be able to file a claim against their insurance policy. There are even special, additional damages in Virginia for extreme drunk driving cases if the driver refused to take a breath test, or if they had a BAC of .15% or above.
Call our experienced Virginia DUI accident injury attorneys at (757) 455-0077 for a free consultation.