All fatal accidents are tragic but the crash earlier this year that killed a woman and three children on Sandbridge Road in Virginia Beach, was probably the most harrowing of the year so far in Hampton Roads.
At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we make our opposition to drunk driving very clear. We sue drunk drivers. We never represent them.
I was, therefore, saddened to read about how the driver who caused this crash had a blood alcohol content of 0.18 – more than twice the legal limit for driving, the Virginian-Pilot reported. The information came from the Virginia Beach Police Department last week.
The Pilot reported on how Marlo Teofila Bayot’s Nissan Sentra veered off the right side of Sandbridge Road and then crossed the center line before colliding with a Toyota SUV.
Five of the driver’s fiancé’s children were in the car, along with her fiancé’s nephew. Bayot died along with three teens in the tragic crash. Police said she was driving at 62 mph in a 35 mph zone. This was such a tragic crash that even the emergency workers ended up feeling the strain.
This crash again highlights how drunk driving wrecks innocent lives. Alcohol and speed is a deadly combination that is present in many fatal crashes. When young lives are lost so tragically, the family of the deceased has grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault driver’s insurance company for a wide range of costs. No amount of money can compensate for a family being lost in such a heartbreaking manner, but it can help those who are left behind pay their bills.
The accident also highlights some of the dangers of Sandbridge Road, a winding highway that has seen many accidents.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers regularly deal with wrongful death cases in Virginia and cases in which a drunk driver has caused injury or death. Call us at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.