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Drunk Driving Charge After Two Are Injured on Buckner Boulevard in Virginia Beach

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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.

DUI drivers cause many accidents

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.

Bill O'Mara

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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