Chesapeake Wrongful Death Lawyer Report – Teen Passenger is Killed in Richmond after Driver Ran a Stop Light
With schools soon to be out for summer this month, the teen death toll on the roads of Virginia usually rises.
Sadly, an 18-year-old has died in a car crash in Richmond, police said.
The Richmond public school student was killed on June 8, 2012 on Old Westham Road near Cherokee Road in South Richmond, CBS 6 reported.
Eyewitnesses said a pickup truck and a car with teenagers inside collided when one of the two vehicles ran a stop sign. Residents said several victims were pulled from the wreckage and taken to a local hospital.
Police said the victim, a Huguenot High School student, was a passenger in a car that was heading west on Old Westham Road. Police said the driver failed to stop when the car approached the intersection with Cherokee.
When the car ran the stop sign, investigators said a pickup truck traveling north on Cherokee hit the car on its passenger side. Four other people in the car including the driver were injured, although their injuries were not life threatening.
As experienced Chesapeake, VA wrongful death attorneys, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim. Given the driver’s apparent failure to stop at an intersection the dead student’s relatives could have grounds for a wrongful death action.