Boy, 6, Is Killed After Car Crashes into his Richmond, VA Apartment
The death of a child is one of the saddest things I deal with as a Virginia personal injury lawyer. Although the majority of casualties occur on the roads of the Commonwealth, a shocking incident in Richmond serves as a reminder of the fact that children may not always be always safe in their own homes.
NBC12 reported on how a 6-year-old was injured when a car crashed into his Henrico apartment. He later died from the serious injuries he sustained after he was trapped under the vehicle. The child had been on life support since the crash at the Three Chopt West Apartments on October 5. My deepest condolences go to the family in question.
Henrico Police said in a press release the investigation was ongoing and there are no charges yet. The Honduran parents of the boy said a car came through the wall of the apartment, smashing through brick and glass and ended up in a bedroom. The child and his mother were trapped under the car.
The mother’s leg was injured in the crash. The child’s younger brother was also injured but survived.
We often think buildings will protect us from cars, but this is not always the case. Last year a car driven by a driver who was later charged with a DUI, crashed into a home in the Kiln Creek area of Newport News. An elderly couple sustained serious injuries. The 75-year-old man in the property later died of his injuries. The driver was sentenced to seven years in jail.
Also in 2013, a car crashed into a home in Portsmouth, injuring the driver and the passenger. When a car hits a property, a driver is almost always liable for the crash whether it was caused by driver inattention, alcohol, excess speed or recklessness. Occupants of a property who are injured or a passenger, may have grounds to file a lawsuit for injuries sustained. If you lose a child, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver’s insurance policy.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is the author of Top Twenty Tips for Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accidents. Always remember honesty is the best policy. If you are hurt, get treatment as soon as possible. If you have recovered from your injuries, tell your doctor. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com