Virginia Beach Head-on Collision Hurts Five
We were saddened to read about a Virginia Beach head-on collision over the weekend that left five people injured.
According to Virginia Beach Police, five people were taken to a local hospital after the accident at 2:45 a.m. Sunday. The crash left one person in a critical condition and four with injuries described as non-life-threatening.
Police said an SUV with one driver inside and a passenger car carrying four collided in the 5200 block of Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach.
A report on WAVY.com noted the passenger car was traveling at a high rate of speed and crossed a yellow line as the driver navigated a curve.
Both vehicles sustained serious damage in this Virginia Beach head-on collision. It took fire crews some time to release the drivers from their cars.
Police said they believe alcohol and speed were factors in this crash.
We were saddened to read about this serious crash. Our thoughts are with the injured and we hope they make a full recovery.
Head-on crashes are inevitably very serious because of the forces involved.
Last year, a driver who was seriously injured in a head-on crash in the Isle of Wight and had to be cut out of his car was awarded $2.6 million for his injuries by a jury.
In this case, the victim suffered multiple injuries in January 2014. He was hit by a driver who veered into his lane on Route 10 in the Isle of Wight.
The force of the impact completely shattered the man’s right heel, fractured his right kneecap and right wrist. It tore his left rotator cuff. He was treated for four days at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital after being cut out of his vehicle, stated Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
In March this year, a hit-and-run driver caused a head–on crash that claimed the life of an elderly woman in York County.
When a driver crosses a line and causes a crash due to distracted driving, speed or drunk driving, other drivers and passengers may be able to make a claim against his or her insurance policy. The Virginia Beach car accident lawyers at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers can help. Call us at (757) 455-0077.