Chesapeake Car Accident Lawyer Report – Woman Killed in Chesapeake Was Not Wearing a Seat Belt
Seat belts are important life savers but many accidents victims in Virginia fail to wear them.
In a single vehicle accident in Chesapeake on June 28, 2012, an 18-year-old woman died after her Ford Expedition ran off the road and hit the guardrail near Interstate 464, the Virginian-Pilot reported.
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As experienced Chesapeake car accident injury lawyers our thoughts are with the family of the dead woman from Chesapeake.
Virginia State Police said she was traveling west about 3:45 p.m. when her 2001 Ford Expedition veered off the road and struck the guardrail near Interstate 464.
State police said in a news release the Expedition overturned and ejected the driver, who was not wearing her seatbelt.
She was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital where she died a short time later.
Alcohol was not a factor in this crash, state police said.
Wearing a seat belt won’t guarantee your survival in a car crash, but it will increase your odds. In a recent article our Virginia wrongful death attorneys highlighted how seat belts may have saved lives in a crash in Franklin County that killed three people.